Evaluation of solar water heating systems in Botswana

M. T. Oladiran, E. Ossenburg

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    Abstract

    This paper presents results of an assessment of several solar water units to determine causes of their malfunctioning. A survey of solar water heater (SWH) installations in the Gaborone area, Botswana was carried out to obtain performance characteristics of SWH in the local market. Extensive inspections were performed on both in-service and non-functioning units, problems were diagnosed and pragmatic solutions were proffered. The paper presents some of the discoveries made during the investigation, namely, several units did not last up to the payback period of say 10 to 15 years. The results obtained could provide guidance in selecting operating criteria and suitable system design for solar water heating applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Materials and Systems Technologies IV
    Pages459-466
    Number of pages8
    Volume824
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event4th International Conference on Engineering Research and Development, ICERD 2012 - , Nigeria
    Duration: Sep 4 2012Sep 6 2012

    Publication series

    NameAdvanced Materials Research
    Volume824
    ISSN (Print)10226680

    Other

    Other4th International Conference on Engineering Research and Development, ICERD 2012
    CountryNigeria
    Period9/4/129/6/12

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    Solar water heaters
    Heating
    Water
    Inspection
    Systems analysis

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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    Oladiran, M. T., & Ossenburg, E. (2013). Evaluation of solar water heating systems in Botswana. In Advances in Materials and Systems Technologies IV (Vol. 824, pp. 459-466). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 824). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.824.459
    Oladiran, M. T. ; Ossenburg, E. / Evaluation of solar water heating systems in Botswana. Advances in Materials and Systems Technologies IV. Vol. 824 2013. pp. 459-466 (Advanced Materials Research).
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    Oladiran MT, Ossenburg E. Evaluation of solar water heating systems in Botswana. In Advances in Materials and Systems Technologies IV. Vol. 824. 2013. p. 459-466. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.824.459