Evaluation of Different Glazing Materials, Strategies, and Configurations in Flat Plate Collectors Using Glass and Acrylic Covers: An Experimental Assessment

M. Ameri; H. Farzan; M. Nobari

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 297-306


  Glass plates have been commonly used as collectors’ covers due to technical feasibility, high transmissivity in shortwave solar irradiation, and low transmissivity in long-wavelengths. However, they are vulnerable to stones and hail. Plastic plates have high transmissivity in shortwaves but also ...  Read More