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Reports on Solar Energy from Government College of Engineering Provide New Insights

February 21, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- A new study on Solar Energy is now available. According to news reporting from Maharashtra, India, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A solar heat pipe collector was designed and fabricated to study its performance of the outdoor test condition. The thermal performance of the wickless heat pipe solar collector was investigated for pure water and nanofluid with varied range of CNT nanofluid concentration (0.15%, 0.45%, 0.60%, and 1% by volume) and various tilt angles (20 deg, 32 deg, 40 deg, 50 deg, and 60 deg)."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Government College of Engineering, "CNT nanoparticles with diameter 10-12 nm and 0.1-10 mu m length are used in the present experimental investigation. The optimal value of CNT nanofluid concentration for better performance is obtained from the investigation."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The thermal performance of the heat pipe solar collector with CNT nanofluid is compared to that of pure water."

For more information on this research see: Thermal Performance of Two Phase Thermosyphon Flat-Plate Solar Collectors Using Nanofluid. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering-Transactions of the Asme, 2014;136(1):238-242. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering-Transactions of the Asme can be contacted at: Asme, Two Park Ave, New York, NY 10016-5990, USA.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.S. Chougule, Govt Coll Engn, Discipline Mech Engn, Karad 415124, Maharashtra, India. Additional authors for this research include S.K. Sahu and A.T. Pise.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Maharashtra, Solar Energy

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