Roof Integrated Solar Absorbers: The Measured Performance of ''Invisible'' Solar Collectors: Preprint

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The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), with the support of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has investigated the thermal performance of solar absorbers that are an integral, yet indistinguishable, part of a building's roof. The first roof-integrated solar absorber (RISA) system was retrofitted into FSEC's Flexible Roof Facility in Cocoa, Florida, in September 1998. This ''proof-of-concept'' system uses the asphalt shingle roof surface and the plywood decking under the shingles as an unglazed solar absorber. Data was gathered for a one-year period on the system performance. In Phase 2, two more RISA prototypes were constructed and submitted for testing. The ... continued below

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Colon, C. J. (Florida Solar Energy Center) & Merrigan, T. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) October 19, 2001.

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The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), with the support of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has investigated the thermal performance of solar absorbers that are an integral, yet indistinguishable, part of a building's roof. The first roof-integrated solar absorber (RISA) system was retrofitted into FSEC's Flexible Roof Facility in Cocoa, Florida, in September 1998. This ''proof-of-concept'' system uses the asphalt shingle roof surface and the plywood decking under the shingles as an unglazed solar absorber. Data was gathered for a one-year period on the system performance. In Phase 2, two more RISA prototypes were constructed and submitted for testing. The first used the asphalt shingles on the roof surface with the tubing mounted on the underside of the plywood decking. The second prototype used metal roofing panels over a plywood substrate and placed the polymer tubing between the plywood decking and the metal roofing. This paper takes a first look at the thermal performance results for the ''invisible'' solar absorbers that use the actual roof surface of a building for solar heat collection.

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  • The Solar Forum 2001, Washington, DC (US), 04/21/2001--04/25/2001

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-610-30848
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 788775
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc724861

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Colon, C. J. (Florida Solar Energy Center) & Merrigan, T. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). Roof Integrated Solar Absorbers: The Measured Performance of ''Invisible'' Solar Collectors: Preprint, article, October 19, 2001; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc724861/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.