SOLAR AIR HEATING COLLECTORS IN TWO MODULAR SOLAR PANELS BUILD INTO A „DO-IT-YOURSELF” TYPE PROJECT
D. Cornea, C. Bulei, M. Todor, I. Kiss
These days, people have been talking a lot about renewable energy. The world is growing too dependent on non-renewable energy, such as fossil fuel, natural gas, oil and coal. There needs to be another idea to be green and environmentally friendly. And with the use of renewable energy source, the world can be a better place. These renewable energy sources can be used for hundreds of years without hurting the environment. There has been much research going on in science labs and farms across the country, so these sources are always evolving into better and better things. The sources are almost limitless, but there are some common ones. The most widely used heating installations in current technologies are based on burning fossil fuel but we should take in consideration that health policies nowadays are directed towards lowering the use of this kind of fuel. This paper presents the processes of designing and development of a heating system that uses entirely solar energy. The heating system consists of two parts. The first part consists of a photovoltaic solar panel made from 36 photovoltaic cells capable of developing 65 W and 3.6 A. The second part is made of recycled materials (aluminum cans), forming radiant tubes.
Keywords: heating systems, solar energy, photovoltaic solar panel, radiant tubes