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Improved Solar Water Heater for Domestic and Industrial Usage

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Until today several models of solar water heaters (SWHs) are introduced to the market. The oldest and 1st generation of SWH in date before 1900, involving a black-painted tank mounted on a roof. The 2nd generation is flat-plate collectors used for the first time in the 1920s. The 3rd generation of SWH is evacuated tube solar collectors in few different forms of U-shape pipe, thermosiphon and heat pipe.
In 4th generation design, the system is without hot water tank storage and produce hot water instantly. 

  • 20% cheaper system (in terms of system components maintenance)
  • Compact design causes to less infrastructures on the buildings
  • Reliable structure make the system easy to use
  • Flexible structure for domestic and industrial

Potential Market:

  • Small/medium size domestic applications in tropical regions & Single season Countries
  • Combination of compact and conventional heat pipe solar collector for Industrial application
  • Potential for Cooling systems (integrating with an absorption chiller

The advantages:

  • Increase the absorbed energy portion
  • Regulate the hot water output to normal range
  • Working all over day and night
  • Less than 1% heat waist.
  • No stratification problem

Get the technology fact sheet here:

For any inquiries, kindly contact:

Lee Ching Shya

UMCIC Business Officer University of Malaya

Email: leecs@um.edu.my

Tel: +603-7967-7351/7352

 

Last Updated: 29/04/2019