UNISOL – universal solar system for pre-heating waterIEA-SHC Task 39 INFO Sheet B17
May 2015 - PDF 0.37MB
In any solar thermal system, from the absorption, accumulation and distribution sub-systems, accumulation is the one that defines the principles and controls the other two and thus, the overall efficiency of the system. From this assumption, the Unisol project aims to develop an integrated set of R&D activities to design a universal, innovative, independent and intelligent system that manages the accumulation of heat that is capable of using almost any solar collector. This system is intended for pre-heating domestic hot water (DHW) as well as for low-temperature space heating, and also to simplify integrated systems (IS) for the support of individual subsystems in multifamily housing buildings. The project introduces several new peculiarities, such as its unique principles of universality and integration inside and outside of buildings and a reversible heat-exchanger circuit. The main promoter is JPrior - Fábrica de Plásticos Lda, a private Portuguese company, Aveiro University and the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG).