UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Using shallow solar ponds as a heating source for greenhouses in cold climates

Al-Hussaini, H; Suen, KO; (1998) Using shallow solar ponds as a heating source for greenhouses in cold climates. ENERG CONVERS MANAGE , 39 (13) 1369 - 1376.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This paper presents a theoretical analysis of using shallow solar ponds in greenhouses in cold climatic conditions. A shallow solar pond, which can be built as an integral part of a greenhouse, can be used for both collection and storage of solar energy. The heat given our by the shallow solar pond is used for heating the greenhouse during the day. In addition, the collected heat during the day can also be used efficiently for heating the greenhouse at night. The performance of the shallow solar pond is investigated under different weather conditions for different solar pond areas. The results show, particularly, that using a shallow solar pond in a greenhouse can provide great saving of energy needed to heat the greenhouses in the months between March and October. There is no need to use any auxiliary heat between May and September, as the solar heat alone is sufficient to provide all the necessary heating; the energy stored by the pond during the day is enough to provide the night time heating or the necessary heat under cloudy conditions. The results suggest that there is a huge potential in using shallow solar ponds in greenhouses to save energy. Another obvious attraction is that it would be relatively cheap to implement the novel idea of such application. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Using shallow solar ponds as a heating source for greenhouses in cold climates
Keywords: shallow, solar pond, heating, solar energy, greenhouse, cold climate
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/53609
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item