Author : Ahmed. J. Mohammed, Lect.
Designing and Manufacturing a solar heater and evaluating its performance under different atmospheric circumstances of Basra city.Iraq
Basra studies journal,
Volume 22, Issue 1994, Pages 311-330
In this research a solar water heater has been constructed and it’s performance has been evaluated under different atmospheric circumstances of Basra city. This region is well known of it’s plentiful of solar radiation. The solar heater has consists from the Copper tubes and the total area of (0.45 m2). Several additions have been made and examined in order to increase the performance of the solar heater, we found this experimental study that the efficiency without any improvement is (41%), and increase to (48.5%) by using glass tubes for the solar heater, and increase to (59.5%) by using external light reflector for the glass tubes.