EME 811
Solar Thermal Energy for Utilities and Industry

6.4 Summary and Final Tasks


Computer energy modeling is utilized heavily in decision making during the design and retrofit process for solar thermal systems. While rarely “dead on” when it comes to accuracy, the comparative value (as opposed to absolute value) of one benchmarked model against another is tangible. Simulated energetic and financial impact of design alternatives enables the best path forward while developing a solar project.

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 6 tasks!

Please double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 6 Introduction page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 7.