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IJESD 2011 Vol.2(3): 228-232 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2011.V2.129

Numerical Studies of an Innovative Patented Solar Drainpipe

F. Motte, C. Cristofari, G. Notton, Jl. Canaletti

Abstract—We developed a new concept of water solar collector, integrated into a drainpipe. This collector is made of several serial modules. The drainpipe keeps its water evacuation function. After a brief presentation of the energy situation in France, the new concept of solar collector is described; the experiment, the collected data and the experimental results are presented and discussed. Numerical calculations are performed in Matlab® environment using a finite difference model combined to an electrical analogy. A second approach using a thermal modelling by Comsol Multiphysics® software is also presented. The validation of the two models comparing experimental and numerical results is done.

Index Terms—building integration, heating, renewable energy solar collector.

F. Motte is with the Renewable Energy Department, University of Corsica, Laboratory UMR CNRS 6134, Ajaccio, France (e-mail: motte@univ-corse.fr).
C. Cristofari is with the Renewable Energy Department, University of Corsica, Laboratory UMR CNRS 6134, Ajaccio, France (e-mail: cristofari@univ-corse.fr).
G. Notton is with the Renewable Energy Department, University of Corsica, Laboratory UMR CNRS 6134, Ajaccio, France (e-mail: notton@univ-corse.fr).
JL. Canaletti is with the Renewable Energy Department, University of Corsica, Laboratory UMR CNRS 6134, Ajaccio, France, (e-mail: canaletti@univ-corse.fr).

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Cite: F. Motte, C. Cristofari, G. Notton, Jl. Canaletti, "Numerical Studies of an Innovative Patented Solar Drainpipe," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 228-232, 2011.

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