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Randall Ferrance

In this work, long-term performance and economic impact of various solar hot water production systems were investigated. The effects of the collector inclination angle, area, and storage volume were examined. Furthermore, various climatic conditions and payback periods were calculated. It was found that the collector inclination angle does not have a significant impact on system performance. Solar energy was found to be truly competitive for electric systems, however it could not replace diesel oil on pure economic grounds. Large daily load volumes and large collector areas are in general associated with shorter payback periods. Overall, the systems are oversized and economically suitable for large daily hot water load volumes.


Peilin Zhang

In this work, we want to determine the long-term performance and economic aspects of various solar hot water systems. Examining the effect of the collector inclination angle, collector area and storage volume, calculating various climatic conditions and their payback period are needed. We found that large collector areas decrease the system's overall efficiency, and larger storage volume has a detrimental effect for small daily load volumes. Solar energy is worth substituting the conventional fuel, but should not replace diesel oil on pure economic grounds. Large daily load volumes and large collector areas mean shorter payback periods. Overall, the systems are oversized and are economically suitable for large daily hot water load volumes.


Alex LePelch

In this work, the economic aspects of solar hot water production were investigated, and long-term performance of various systems were determined. The effect of the collector area, collector inclination angle, and storage volume on system efficiency was examined. It was found that the collector inclination angle does not have a significant effect on system performance, and large collector areas have a diminishing effect on the system’s overall efficiency. The increase in storage volume has a detrimental effect on small daily load volumes, but a beneficial one for large daily consumption. In general, large daily load volumes and large collector areas are associated with shorter payback periods.


Zachery Dean

We wished to determine the long-term performance and economic aspects of solar hot water systems. The effect of collector inclination angle, collector area and storage volume was examined for each. We determined the collector inclination angle does not have a significant effect on system performance, but large collectors have a diminishing one. In addition, increase in storage volume has a detrimental effect for small loads, but works for large consumption daily. Solar energy is competitive when electricity is substituted for conventional, not diesel, on economic grounds. Overall, the over-sized systems are economically suitable for large daily hot water loads.


Christian Whitehead

In this work, long-term performance and economic aspects of hot water production were investigated and determined. Also examined were the effects of the collector area, collector inclination angle, and storage volume on the system itself. It is to be noted that the inclination angle does not have a large effect on the system, yet large collector areas decrease the total efficiency of the system. Overall, large daily load volumes as well as large collector areas have been determined to result in short payback periods.


Ain Haas

Solar energy is competitive compared to electricity but should not replace diesel oil. The performance of various systems and economic aspects of solar hot water production were tested. Data was collected on collector inclination angle and area, storage volume, climatic conditions, and payback periods. Inclination angle does not have a significant effect on system performance. Large areas have diminishing effect on the system's efficiency. Increased volume is detrimental for small loads, but beneficial for large ones. Large load volumes and collector areas associate with shorter payback periods. Systems are oversized and economically suitable for large hot water loads.


Runtian Lu

This work is to investigate the long-term performance and economic aspects of various solar hot water production systems. Collector inclination angle, area and storage volume were parameters for the long-term performance. Various climatic conditions and payback period were parameter for the economic aspects. Inclination angle did not have significant effect. Large collector areas have a diminishing effect; increasing storage volume was detrimental for small daily load volumes. Solar energy is competitive, but expensive. Large daily load volumes and collector areas provide shorter payback periods. Overall, the systems are oversized and are economically suitable for large daily load volumes.


Kai Lu

This work investigated the economic aspects of solar hot water production and determined the long-term performance of various systems. The effect of the collector inclination angle, collector area, storage, climatic conditions, and payback periods were examined and calculated. Results showed that inclination angle does not have a significant effect on system performance. Second, large areas have diminishing effect on the system's efficiency. Third, increased volume has a detrimental effect for small loads, but beneficial for large ones. Last, large load volumes and collector areas associate with shorter payback periods. In conclusion, systems are oversized and economically suitable for large daily hot water load volumes.


**Van VanKerckhove **

In this research the long-term performance and economic impact of various solar hot-water systems was investigated. Examining the effect of the collector inclination, collector area and storage volume, calculating various climatic conditions and payback periods were necessary. The research found large collector areas have a diminishing effect on efficiency and that collector inclination has no significant effect. Increasing of storage volume has detrimental effects for small daily loads, but is beneficial for larger loads. Solar energy is competitive compared to electricity, but shouldn’t replace diesel based on economic grounds. In conclusion, the systems are oversized and suited for large loads.


Taylor Spiegel

Solar hot water long-term performance was determined and the economic aspects investigated. The effects of the collector inclination angle, area, and storage volume, and climatic conditions with their payback period were evaluated. The findings were the increase in storage volume has a detrimental effect for small daily load volumes, but a beneficial effect when there is a large daily consumption and combined with large collector areas resulted in shorter payback periods. Economically solar energy was found to rival electricity, but should not replace diesel oil. Overall, the systems are oversized and suitable for large daily hot water load volumes.


Kaitlynn Gessner
The long-term performance and the economic aspects of solar hot water production were investigated. Examinations and calculations lead to the following findings. The collector inclination angle does not significantly effect on performance. Large collector areas diminish overall efficiency. Increase in storage volume has a detrimental effect for small loads, but a beneficial effect for large daily loads. Solar energy was found to be competitive when substituting fuel for electricity, yet it should not replace diesel. Large load volumes and large collector areas are associated with shorter payback periods. Overall, the systems are oversized and are economically suitable for large loads.


Wesley Thurston

In this work, the long-term performance of various systems was determined and the economic aspects of solar hot water production were investigated. The effect of the collector inclination angle, collector area, and storage volume was examined for all systems. Various climatic conditions and their payback periods were calculated. Findings indicate that the collector inclination angle does not have a significant effect on system performance. Large collector areas have a diminishing effect on the system's overall efficiency. An in storage volume has a detrimental effect for small, daily load volumes, but a beneficial one when there is a large, daily consumption. Solar energy was found to be truly competitive when the conventional fuel being substituted was electricity, and, therefore, should not replace diesel oil on purely economic grounds. Large daily load volumes and large collector areas are, in general, associated with shorter payback periods. Overall, the oversized systems are economically suitable for large, daily load volumes of hot water.


Joe Gentry

In this work, long-term performance of various systems were determined and the economic aspects of solar hot water production were investigated. The effect of collector inclination angle, collector area, and storage volume were examined. It’s found that the collector inclination angle doesn’t have a significant effect on system performance but large collector areas have a diminishing effect. Increasing the storage volume was detrimental for small daily load volumes, but beneficial when there is a large daily consumption. Large daily load volumes and large collector areas are associated with shorter payback periods. Overall, the systems are oversized and are economically suitable for large daily load volumes.


Aaron Mabee

This work looks at long-term performance of various systems and the economic aspects of solar hot water production. Testing showed that the collector inclination angle doesn't have a significant effect on system performance. Large collector areas have a diminishing effect on the system's efficiency. Solar energy was found to be truly competitive when the conventional fuel being substituted is electricity. However, it should not replace diesel oil on economic grounds. Large daily load volumes and large collector areas are generally associated with shorter payback periods. Overall, the systems are oversized and economically suitable for large daily hot water load volumes.


James Crabb

In this work, long-term performance and economic impact of various solar hot water production systems were investigated. The effects of the collector inclination angle, area, and storage volume were examined. Furthermore, various climatic conditions and payback periods were calculated. It was found that the collector inclination angle does not have a significant impact on system performance. Solar energy was found to be truly competitive for electric systems, however it could not replace diesel oil on pure economic grounds. Large daily load volumes and large collector areas are in general associated with shorter payback periods. Overall, the systems are oversized and economically suitable for large daily hot water load volumes.


Kasey Owen

This work examines system performance and economic aspects of solar hot water production. The effects of the collector inclination angle, collector area, and storage volume were examined. Climatic conditions and their payback period were calculated. Results yielded that the collector inclination angle has no effect on efficiency, large collector areas have a diminishing effect, and increasing storage volume only has a positive effect when there is large consumption. Solar energy should replace electricity, but not diesel. Large load volumes and collector areas produce shorter payback periods. Overall, the systems are oversized and economically suitable for large hot water load volumes.


Prakash Sapkota

The main purpose of this work is to determine long term performance of various solar hot water production systems and find out its economic aspects. The work includes examination of effects of the collector inclination angle, collector area and storage volume of all the systems and calculation of climatic conditions and playback period for solar hot water. Even though large inclination angle and larger area has detrimental effects on overall system’s efficiency, it is beneficial for large daily consumption. Solar energy seems truly competitive, however, on pure economic grounds diesel oil is good due to its economical suitability for large daily hot water load volumes.


Caroline Wilson

The topic of this research is to investigate the long-term performance systems and to determine the economic aspects of solar hot water production. We will examine the effects of different variables on the systems. Overall, the collector inclination angle has no effect on efficiency. Findings indicate that the systems are too large, but are economically stable for supplying large demands of water.
Our recommendation is to not replace diesel oil with solar energy for economic purposes.

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