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Title: Solar heating system

Abstract

An improved solar heating system is disclosed in which the incident radiation of the sun is absorbed on collector panels, transferred to a storage unit and then distributed as heat for a building and the like. The improvement is obtained by utilizing a storage unit comprising separate compartments containing an array of materials having different melting points ranging from 75 to 180/sup degrees/ F. The materials in the storage system are melted in accordance with the amount of heat absorbed from the sun and then transferred to the storage system. An efficient low volume storage system is provided by utilizing the latent heat of fusion of the materials as they change states in storing and releasing heat for distribution.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5167667
Patent Number(s):
US 4313424
Assignee:
Department of Energy
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 16 May 1980; Other Information: PAT-APPL-150394
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS; BUILDINGS; DODECANOIC ACID; FUSION HEAT; HEAT STORAGE; LATENT HEAT STORAGE; MELTING POINTS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; ENERGY STORAGE; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENTHALPY; EQUIPMENT; HEATING SYSTEMS; MATERIALS; MONOCARBOXYLIC ACIDS; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; STORAGE; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; TRANSITION HEAT; TRANSITION TEMPERATURE; 142000* - Solar Energy- Heat Storage- (1980-); 140901 - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling

Citation Formats

Dorsey, G F, and Schreyer, J M. Solar heating system. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Dorsey, G F, & Schreyer, J M. Solar heating system. United States.
Dorsey, G F, and Schreyer, J M. Tue . "Solar heating system". United States.
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abstractNote = {An improved solar heating system is disclosed in which the incident radiation of the sun is absorbed on collector panels, transferred to a storage unit and then distributed as heat for a building and the like. The improvement is obtained by utilizing a storage unit comprising separate compartments containing an array of materials having different melting points ranging from 75 to 180/sup degrees/ F. The materials in the storage system are melted in accordance with the amount of heat absorbed from the sun and then transferred to the storage system. An efficient low volume storage system is provided by utilizing the latent heat of fusion of the materials as they change states in storing and releasing heat for distribution.},
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year = {1982},
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