A state of art review on the performance of transpired solar collector

Ashish Shukla, Dan Nchelatebe Nkwetta, Y. J. Cho, Vicki Stevenson, Phil Jones

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

81 Citations (Scopus)


Utilisation of solar radiation to heat air for various purposes, e.g. ventilation, pre heat, process air heat and their applications has attracted more and more interests. Wide range of applications adapted for different climates and in different building types ranging from houses to large industrial buildings. Recently in many European countries, USA and Canada this concept developed rapidly. Transpired solar collectors (TSCs) have proven reliable for various applications, e.g. heating spaces, providing warm ventilation air, supplying domestic hot water in summer, etc. Present paper consists of introduction to various types of TSCs, working principle, research literature for performance and modelling. Further various models have also been discussed and compared. The literature has shown that the most critical factors affecting TSC efficiency are wind velocity, flow rate, porosity, absorptivity and porosity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3975-3985
Number of pages11
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Hybrid PV/T
  • Solar
  • Transpired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


Dive into the research topics of 'A state of art review on the performance of transpired solar collector'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this