Title

Solar Water Heater

Presenter Information

Michael Judy

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

How could a person develop a system to heat water without the need for electricity or gas? To answer the question, we must look into solar energy. First, a proposal filled with information about budget, time and analysis has already been constructed on a flat plate solar collector. From this proposal, a reader could get an understanding of how a solar collector absorbs energy, along with knowing how much it costs to make, and roughly how long it would take to construct for home use. Second, readers could build the collector and use the detailed proposal for issues along the way. Within the proposal is how to construct the system with pump and water tank to make the system complete. Finally, we test the flat plate solar collector. Testing the temperature of the surface to determine the amount of energy being absorbed into the water, along with knowing how much water can be heated in a certain amount of time. A theoretical and practical implication of engineering has been used and discussed within the proposal.

Poster Number

4

Faculty Mentor(s)

Roger Beardsley

Additional Mentoring Department

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Solar Water Heater

SURC Ballroom C/D

How could a person develop a system to heat water without the need for electricity or gas? To answer the question, we must look into solar energy. First, a proposal filled with information about budget, time and analysis has already been constructed on a flat plate solar collector. From this proposal, a reader could get an understanding of how a solar collector absorbs energy, along with knowing how much it costs to make, and roughly how long it would take to construct for home use. Second, readers could build the collector and use the detailed proposal for issues along the way. Within the proposal is how to construct the system with pump and water tank to make the system complete. Finally, we test the flat plate solar collector. Testing the temperature of the surface to determine the amount of energy being absorbed into the water, along with knowing how much water can be heated in a certain amount of time. A theoretical and practical implication of engineering has been used and discussed within the proposal.