Common Calculation Method: Solar Collector Energy Output
Common Calculation Method
Webinar: March 31, 2011
The renewable heating and cooling (RHC) sector offers a huge
potential that has been underestimated and even neglected, in part
due to the lack of generally accepted methods for calculating and
monitoring the decentralized production of renewable heat.
In the past, by developing a consensual conversion factor of
0,7kWth/m2., the solar thermal sector has contributed to
facilitating the calculation of the installed solar thermal capacity
in operation in terms of kWth..However, a new method was needed that
would be reliable and simple to estimate the impressive amount of
energy produced by solar thermal systems worldwide and compare it
with other (renewable) energy sources.
Such a method has now been developed and agreed by the IEA-SHC and
major solar trade associations.
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