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A Brief Review of the Latest Advancements of Massive Solar Thermal Collectors

Aquilanti, Alessia ; Peralta, Ignacio ; Koenders, Eduardus A. B. ; Di Nicola, Giovanni (2023)
A Brief Review of the Latest Advancements of Massive Solar Thermal Collectors.
In: Energies, 2023, 16 (16)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00024495
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: A Brief Review of the Latest Advancements of Massive Solar Thermal Collectors
Language: English
Date: 11 September 2023
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2023
Publisher: MDPI
Journal or Publication Title: Energies
Volume of the journal: 16
Issue Number: 16
Collation: 19 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00024495
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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen

Technologies that can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases are mandatory, and those based on solar energy are good candidates to achieve this. In this sense, massive solar thermal collectors are suitable technologies for supplying the primary energy demand of buildings. To design these devices, it is necessary to fully understand the physics of the problem before proposing any new optimized solution. This review aims to briefly summarize significant aspects regarding the current state of development of these solar technologies. Attention is paid to works devoted to experimental studies to analyze the behavior of these systems, as well as numerical models to predict the physics of the problem. Furthermore, the future directions and prospects in the field of massive collectors are briefly described. The main novelty of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview that summarizes the works done so far in the field over the past 30 years, which allows the reader to delve deeper into the topic. According to the reviewed works, it can be concluded that these technologies can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases while at the same time being excellent examples of the integration of solar energy devices with buildings.

Uncontrolled Keywords: massive solar thermal collector, solar energy, thermal energy storage, heat exchange, concrete, asphalt
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-244955
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This article belongs to the Special Issue New Challenges in Heat Transfer Enhancement.

Classification DDC: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 624 Civil engineering and environmental protection engineering
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute of Construction and Building Materials
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2023 12:22
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 12:49
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/24495
PPN: 512764395
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