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Solar thermal systems will behave differently depending on a few variables such as, the obvious, location but also angle of tilt (slope off horizon), orientation angle, temperature of inlet fluid and also daily ambient temperature.
We can calculate the efficiency of collectors for various times throughout the day but given the dynamic nature of production vs. consumption, it is better to use simulation software to accomplish this. At Sunmaxx, we use Polysun Simulation Software . By using this software, we can very easily ascertain the estimated performance during the course of the year.
If you are looking to get some general idea regarding BTU output for various sized solar thermal systems you can view the ratings section of SRCC at: http://bit.ly/hs5ADx