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Title: Evaluating the application of solar energy for hot water provision : an action research of independent hotel
Authors: Chan, WW 
Li, D
Mak, B 
Liu, L
Keywords: Solar collector
Water heating
Hotel
Low carbon
Sustainable energy
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of hospitality management, 2013, v. 33, p. 76-84 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of hospitality management 
Abstract: The installation of solar collectors, in many developed nations such as European Union's member countries, on new buildings has become mandatory in recent years. These collectors have always been regarded as a new sustainable energy paradigm among the vast array of energy saving facilities. Suppliers or manufacturers have also claimed the high energy efficiency and great economic performance being attained by the solar panels. An action research was undertaken, in the sub-tropical city - Shenzhen China - where have abundant sunshine, for an independent and deluxe hotel to provide scientific and objective result about the potential benefits being brought by the installation of indicative solar collectors for water heating. Equipment was set up to measure the energy output of the testing solar collector in four seasons. Based on the collected data, the study proceeds to evaluate the financial indicators and emission reduction potential of the installed system. The findings were presented to hotel owner and associated decision making executives. Their responses and actions to the findings were recorded. Recommendation to hasten the adoption of the solar collector for heating water was discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34188
ISSN: 0278-4319
EISSN: 1873-4693
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2013.01.008
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