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We present measured data for solar radiation, temperature and wind in the Western part of Romania (45 N). We calculate the thermal energy needs of a family residence and estimate the amount of this energy that can be produced from solar energy.
Thermal applications of Solar Energy have gained attention in the last decades due to economical and ecological reasons. In order to be competitive with respect to fossil fuel-based power systems, investment and O&M costs have to drop. We propose an economic assessment of two thermal solar systems designed for operation in the western part of Romania.… (More)
We present an economic assessment of three solar thermal applications developed at the “Politehnica” University of Timişoara, Romania. The technical and solar radiation data have been obtained by measurements performed in the solar energy laboratories of the university. The economic effectiveness of the solar systems is assessed in… (More)
We propose a framework for calculation of the energy balance of an outdoor swimming pool intended for potential users of solar energy in the region of Timisoara, Romania. The algorithm is based on physical and practical considerations, on existing experience in the field and on measurements of solar radiation. According to the calculations, a solar swimming… (More)