How does the thermal power output of the SPRING panel change according to outdoor conditions?

As with all thermal solar panels, the thermal power of our DualSun panels varies according to several parameters.

To analyze in more detail the parameters that influence the thermal power (Pth) of a solar panel, let's recall the calculation formula:


P = a0.A.G - a1.A.∆T(water-air) [Wth] 

 

  • a0 = Panel optical efficiency [%]
  • a1 = Loss coefficient [W/K/m²]
  • A = Panel area [m²]
  • G = Solar irradiation [W/m²]
  • ∆T (water-air) = Tm - Ta [°C]
  • Tm = Average temperature of the fluid in the panel = (Tin + Tout) / 2 [°C]
  • Tout = Panel outlet fluid temperature [°C]
  • Tin = Panel intlet fluid temperature [°C]
  • Ta = Ambient air temperature [°C]

 

On the other hand, the values of the coefficients a0* and a1* depend on the coefficients determined during the EN 9806:2017 certification tests for unglazed solar collectors carried out and on the wind speed.

  • a0 = eta0 - c6*(u-3)
  • a1 = c1 + c3*(u-3)

With:

  • u = Wind speed [m/s]

 

 

SPRING NON INSULATED

SPRING INSULATED

eta0

0,503

0,488

c1

16,91

12,76

c3

0,452

0,999

c6

0,043

0,047

 

* In the data sheets these values are calculated with a wind speed u = 1 m/s. 



You can also find these details in the installation manual of the DualSun SPRING panel.

 

Thermal power curves

 

SPRING NON INSULATED

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Thermal power of DualSun SPRING panels with wind u = 1 m/s

 

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Thermal power of DualSun SPRING panels with wind u = 3 m/s

 

SPRING INSULATED

Pth_SI_-_u_1.PNG.png

Thermal power of DualSun SPRING panels with wind u = 1 m/s

 

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Thermal power of DualSun SPRING panels with wind u = 3 m/s

 

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