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Title: Solar siding for buildings

Abstract

Solar siding elements of very thin, high heat conductive sheet material are installed on the outer face of an exterior side wall of a building so as to form thereon a solar cover providing a plurality of passages between its inner face and the outer surface of the building wall. Air is caused to flow, by forced draft or convection, through the passages in intimate heat exchange contact with the interior surface of the solar cover, and thereby become heated. The air is constrained to enter the passages through an inlet manifold and to be discharged from the passages through an outlet manifold. For heating the building, the heated air from the outlet manifold may be discharged into the building, or into a heat sink for storing the solar generated heat, and increasing the air temperature before discharging the air into the building. In the latter case, the air may be passed once through the sink and into the building or recycled repeatedly back into the inlet manifold and through the passages and sink for accumulating more heat in the air and storage sink before discharging the air into the building. To reduce the temperature of the side wall ofmore » the building in hot weather, the heat normally absorbed by the air stream passing through the passages is discharged by discharging the heated air from the outlet manifold directly into the atmosphere, whereby the solar load on the wall is reduced, resulting in a reduction of air conditioning energy requirements.« less

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5202777
Patent Number(s):
US 4327708
Assignee:
EDB-82-140040
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 16 Jul 1979; Other Information: PAT-APPL-057508
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; BUILDINGS; SOLAR AIR HEATERS; WALLS; DESIGN; AIR FLOW; COVERINGS; HEAT SINKS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; AIR HEATERS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; FLUID FLOW; GAS FLOW; HEATERS; HEATING SYSTEMS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SINKS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling

Citation Formats

Taylor, D A. Solar siding for buildings. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Taylor, D A. Solar siding for buildings. United States.
Taylor, D A. Tue . "Solar siding for buildings". United States.
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title = {Solar siding for buildings},
author = {Taylor, D A},
abstractNote = {Solar siding elements of very thin, high heat conductive sheet material are installed on the outer face of an exterior side wall of a building so as to form thereon a solar cover providing a plurality of passages between its inner face and the outer surface of the building wall. Air is caused to flow, by forced draft or convection, through the passages in intimate heat exchange contact with the interior surface of the solar cover, and thereby become heated. The air is constrained to enter the passages through an inlet manifold and to be discharged from the passages through an outlet manifold. For heating the building, the heated air from the outlet manifold may be discharged into the building, or into a heat sink for storing the solar generated heat, and increasing the air temperature before discharging the air into the building. In the latter case, the air may be passed once through the sink and into the building or recycled repeatedly back into the inlet manifold and through the passages and sink for accumulating more heat in the air and storage sink before discharging the air into the building. To reduce the temperature of the side wall of the building in hot weather, the heat normally absorbed by the air stream passing through the passages is discharged by discharging the heated air from the outlet manifold directly into the atmosphere, whereby the solar load on the wall is reduced, resulting in a reduction of air conditioning energy requirements.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5202777}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {5}
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