Energy Study of Different Solar Water Heating Systems in MENA Region

  • Mohamed Amine Ben Taher
  • Abdelmounim Al Jamar
  • Firdaous Akzoun
  • Mohammed Ahachad
  • Mustapha MahdaouiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 912)


This article presents an energy study during the year associated with the results of two solar water heating systems with flat plate collectors (FPC) and evacuated tube collectors (ETC) operating in the Middle East and North Africa region. Annual simulations are performed using the TRNSYS software by considering a typical meteorological year (TMY) for all countries in the MENA region. Energy efficiency between these systems was compared on a daily, monthly and annual basis. It is discovered that high estimations of solar fraction and gatherer efficiency can be come to in studied regions with the preference of utilizing (ETC).


MENA Flat plate collector Evacuated tube collector Solar fraction System efficiency TRNSYS TMY2 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Amine Ben Taher
    • 1
  • Abdelmounim Al Jamar
    • 1
  • Firdaous Akzoun
    • 1
  • Mohammed Ahachad
    • 1
  • Mustapha Mahdaoui
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Equipe de Recherche en Transferts Thermiques & Énergétique - UAE/E14FST Département de Physique FSTUniversité Abdelmalek EssaâdiTangierMorocco

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