Theoretical study of solar ponds for space heating in diverse climatic conditions of Turkey

Taşdemiroğlu, Erol
The thermal performance of a solar pond operating under steady-state conditions is analysed theoretically for use in space heating in four diverse Turkish locations having widely different climates. The average pond temperature for each month is obtained for maximum heat extraction, with the thickness of the pond-insulating layers as a fixed parameter. For a fixed pond-insulating layer, the useful heat withdrawn during the month is calculated for these four locations. Space-heating loads and the solar heating fractions are estimated as functions of pond area for four different types of buildings. The necessary pond area is calculated for supplying the heat requirements for these prototype buildings. Finally, the economic feasibility of constructing solar-pond systems in Turkey is discussed.


Estimation of total solar radiation from bright sunshine hours in Turkey
Taşdemiroğlu, Erol; Sever, Rita (Elsevier BV, 1989-12)
Measurements of total solar radiation and bright sunshine hours in six different climatological locations in Turkey are used to develop an Angstrom type equation. The coefficients are found for a linear equation from regression analysis for these locations. A simple overall equation, which yields the solar radiation in any location in Turkey for bright sunshine hours, is developed. The results of this equation, together with the results obtained from five similar, internationally accepted correlations, are ...
Technical and economic aspects of solar space heating in Turkey
Taşdemiroǧlu, Ersoy; Awad, Mostafa F. Shaaban (Elsevier BV, 1990-11)
A computer analysis of solar heating has been performed for Turkey. Results are presented for two prototype buildings using either fuel-oil or coal under different heating loads in three climatic regions (Antalya, Ankara and Kars). Cumulative cost flows are compared for the life-cycle present value technique. Optimum design magnitudes are determined for maximum life-cycle savings. The payback period for capital invested in a solar system, internal rate of return, and total savings are found for the optimum ...
Geothermal energy potential and utilization in Turkey
Taşdemiroğlu, Ersoy (Elsevier BV, 1988-3)
The regional distribution of the geothermal energy potential in Turkey, recent surveys, and utilization areas are described. The present and future roles of geothermal energy and their economic aspects are discussed. The implications of geothermal energy exploration and utilization are noted. Recommendations are made to expand geothermal-energy development.
GIS based geothermal potential assessment: A case study from Western Anatolia, Turkey
TÜFEKÇİ, Nesrin; Süzen, Mehmet Lütfi; Güleç, Nilgün Türkan (Elsevier BV, 2010-01-01)
Potential geothermal areas are identified through investigation of spatial relations between geothermal occurrences and their surrounding geological phenomena in western Anatolia, Turkey. The identification is based on only publicly available data. It is expected that the study will guide further preliminary investigations performed for large areas having limited information. Magnetic anomaly, Bouger gravity anomaly, earthquake epicenter and lineament datasets are used for the analysis. The first is used wi...
Theoretical investigation of a humidification-dehumidification desalination system configured by a double-pass flat plate solar air heater
Yamali, Cemil; Solmus, Ismail (Elsevier BV, 2007-02-05)
The aim of this study is to investigate theoretically the effect of different system operating conditions, types of air heater, and some different design parameters and a weather condition on a solar water desalination system performance under the climatological conditions of Ankara (40 degrees N,33 degrees E), Turkey. For this purpose, a computer simulation program based on the mathematical model is developed by means of MATLAB software. In this simulation program, the fourth order Runge-Kutta method is us...
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E. Taşdemiroğlu, “Theoretical study of solar ponds for space heating in diverse climatic conditions of Turkey,” Energy, pp. 823–831, 1988, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: