Solar Thermal

Renewable Energies and Smart Grid » Solar Thermal

Solar thermal is the technology that utilizes the heat energy from the sun for heating or for electricity production. The difference from PV is that solar thermal power plant generates electricity indirectly. The heat from the sun’s ray is collected and used to heat a fluid and the steam produced from the heated fluid powers a generator that produces electricity. For this laboratory, De Lorenzo has designed some trainers that can satisfy many requests. One of them is a basic system with small components enclosed in a case, as for the solar PV system, and it is addressed for those who want to learn the basics of solar thermal technology. There are other three big identical systems that differ only with the solar panel: one with a real solar panel, one with a simulator and one with both and all have a main module, a convector heater and software for data acquisition from the solar controller and processing. They are dedicated to schools, high schools and first years of university.

Products Details

SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY TRAINER WITH SIMULATED PANEL

Didactic system for the theoretical and practical study of solar power facilities used to obtain hot water for sanitation, air conditioning and similar services.
It is a forced circulation system with a wide range of didactic applications. It incorporates six temperature probes available at four different points, and a solar irradiation sensor that is used to calculate energy.
Complete with connecting cables, experiment manual and software for data acquisition from the solar controller and processing.
TRAINING OBJECTIVES
• Identification of all components and how they are associated with its operation.
• Interpretation of the technical parameters of all components.
• Local control of the processor
• Heating and check of the convector heater
• Forcing the reserve energy
• Forcing the recirculation pump
• Sizing criteria for ACS facilities, air conditioning, etc.
• Assembly and maintenance criteria for facilities.
• Interpretation of situational data supplied by the control.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
The trainer is composed of three operating units, as follows:
MAIN MODULE
Dimensions 1000 x 650 x 1650 mm., front panel with the block diagram of the system.
It contains the components for the circulation, storage and control of the liquid in the primary and secondary circuits.
These components are placed vertically on a base, facilitating comfortable access to all parts for assembly and disassembly operations carried out during the practical sessions described in your handbook.
The front control panel is placed in the top part of the main module and it is composed of: block diagram of the system, electronic control centre with an LCD screen for the visualization of the data, situation lights.
The hydraulic sockets for cold water inlet, hot sanitary water outlet, connection to the solar panel, etc., are located at the back of the module.
SOLAR PANEL
Simulator of a solar panel supplied by the mains to allow performing the practical exercises in a classroom.
CONVECTOR HEATER
As a means of applying the hot water produced, a convector heater is available for use.
It is connected through flexible pipes.
This component allows us to experiment with the effects of hot water obtained with this system.
However, the system is sufficiently open to permit easy use with other applications, such as hot sanitary water supply, under-floor heating, etc.
Average training hours: 8h
Approx. packing dimensions: 1.77 x 1.22 x 1.91 m.
Gross weight: 283 kg.
Net weight: 124 kg.
ALTERNATIVE: DL THERMO-A2
Trainer with a real solar panel placed in a metal structure and connected to the main module through flexible pipes, provided with discharge, safety and filling valves.

DL THERMO-A1

SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY TRAINER WITH REAL PANEL

Didactic system for the theoretical and practical study of solar power facilities used to obtain hot water for sanitation, air conditioning and similar services.
It is a forced circulation system with a wide range of didactic applications. It incorporates six temperature probes available at four different points, and a solar irradiation sensor that is used to calculate energy.
Complete with connecting cables, experiment manual and software for data acquisition from the solar controller and processing.
TRAINING OBJECTIVES
• Identification of all components and how they are associated with its operation.
• Interpretation of the technical parameters of all components.
• Local control of the processor
• Heating and check of the convector heater
• Forcing the reserve energy
• Forcing the recirculation pump
• Sizing criteria for ACS facilities, air conditioning, etc.
• Assembly and maintenance criteria for facilities.
• Interpretation of situational data supplied by the control.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
The trainer is composed of three operating units, as follows:
MAIN MODULE
Dimensions 1000 x 650 x 1650 mm., front panel with the block diagram of the system.
It contains the components for the circulation, storage and control of the liquid in the primary and secondary circuits.
These components are placed vertically on a base, facilitating comfortable access to all parts for assembly and disassembly operations carried out during the practical sessions described in your handbook.
The front control panel is placed in the top part of the main module and it is composed of: block diagram of the system, electronic control centre with an LCD screen for the visualization of the data, situation lights.
The hydraulic sockets for cold water inlet, hot sanitary water outlet, connection to the solar panel, etc., are located at the back of the module.
SOLAR PANEL
Trainer with a real solar panel placed in a metal structure and connected to the main module through flexible pipes, provided with discharge, safety and filling valves.
CONVECTOR HEATER
As a means of applying the hot water produced, a convector heater is available for use.
It is connected through flexible pipes.
This component allows us to experiment with the effects of hot water obtained with this system.
However, the system is sufficiently open to permit easy use with other applications, such as hot sanitary water supply, under-floor heating, etc.
Average training hours: 8h
Approx. packing dimensions: 1.37 x 1.47 x 2.12 m.
Gross weight: 375 kg.
Net weight: 216 kg.
ALTERNATIVE: DL THERMO-A1
Trainer with a simulator of a solar panel supplied by the mains, instead of a real solar panel, to allow performing the practical exercises in a classroom.

DL THERMO-A2

SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY TRAINER WITH REAL PANEL AND SIMULATED PANEL

Didactic system for the theoretical and practical study of solar power facilities used to obtain hot water for sanitation, air conditioning and similar services.
It is a forced circulation system with a wide range of didactic applications.
It incorporates six temperature probes available at four different points, and a solar irradiation sensor that is used to calculate energy.
Complete with connecting cables, experiment manual and software for data acquisition from the solar controller and processing.
TRAINING OBJECTIVES
• Identification of all components and how they are associated with its operation.
• Interpretation of the technical parameters of all components.
• Local control of the processor
• Heating and check of the convector heater
• Forcing the reserve energy
• Forcing the recirculation pump
• Sizing criteria for ACS facilities, air conditioning, etc.
• Assembly and maintenance criteria for facilities.
• Interpretation of situational data supplied by the control.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
The trainer is composed of four operating units, as follows:
MAIN MODULE
Dimensions 1000 x 650 x 1650 mm., front panel with the block diagram of the system.
It contains the components for the circulation, storage and control of the liquid in the primary and secondary circuits.
These components are placed vertically on a base, facilitating comfortable access to all parts for assembly and disassembly operations carried out during the practical sessions described in your handbook.
The front control panel is placed in the top part of the main module and it is composed of: block diagram of the system, electronic control centre with an LCD screen for the visualization of the data, situation lights.
The hydraulic sockets for cold water inlet, hot sanitary water outlet, connection to the solar panel, etc., are located at the back of the module.
2x SOLAR PANEL
In this trainer there are two solar panels.
The first one is a real solar panel placed in a metal structure and connected to the main module through flexible pipes, provided with discharge, safety and filling valves.
The second one is a simulator of a solar panel supplied by the mains for the use in classroom.
Both panels can be connected to the main module, one at a time.
CONVECTOR HEATER
As a means of applying the hot water produced, a convector heater is available for use.
It is connected through flexible pipes.
This component allows us to experiment with the effects of hot water obtained with this system.
However, the system is sufficiently open to permit easy use with other applications, such as hot sanitary water supply, under-floor heating, etc.
Average training hours: 9
Approx. packing dimensions: 1.37 x 1.47 x 2.12 m.
Gross weight: 375 kg.
Net weight: 216 kg.
ALTERNATIVE: DL THERMO-A1
Trainer with a simulator of a solar panel supplied by the mains, instead of a real solar panel, to allow performing the practical exercises in a classroom.
ALTERNATIVE: DL THERMO-A2
Trainer with a real solar panel placed in a metal structure and connected to the main module through flexible pipes, provided with discharge, safety and filling valves.

DL THERMO-A12

THERMAL ENERGY

This kit provides a basic understanding of solar thermal energy conversion.
The most important component is the solar collector, which can be powered both by sunlight as well as by the infrared light source.
MAIN COMPONENTS
• a base,
• a potentiometer module,
• a solar collector,
• a reflector collector,
• an absorber tube,
• a lens module,
• an absorber module for lens,
• an absorber B/W,
• a pump module,
• a Peltier module,
• a water heat exchanger,
• a paraffin heat exchanger,
• a hose‐set,
• a power supply,
• a motor module,
• a lamp,
• 2 multimeters, • a thermometer,
• a temperature sensor,
• a propeller,
• a Borosilicate beaker glass,
• test leads • CD with manuals EXPERIMENTS
• the basics of thermal energy,
• absorption and reflecting ability in different materials,
• light concentration with Fresnel‐lens,
• heat flow and layering,
• heat conduction,
• thermal insulation,
• the solar collector with pumping circulation and with thermo siphon circulation,
• variations of flow rate,
• collector circulation with heat exchanger and with paraffin heat storage,
• the parabolic collector with pump circulation,
• the Peltier element as thermal‐electric generator,
• determination of the electric performance.

DL THERMO-L

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SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY TRAINER WITH SIMULATED PANELDL THERMO-A1
SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY TRAINER WITH REAL PANELDL THERMO-A2
SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY TRAINER WITH REAL PANEL AND SIMULATED PANELDL THERMO-A12
THERMAL ENERGYDL THERMO-L