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Title: Effect of plants on sunspace passive solar heating

Abstract

The effect of plants on sunspace thermal performance is investigated, based on experiments done in Los Alamos using two test rooms with attached sunspaces, which were essentially identical except for the presence of plants in one. Performance is related to plant transpiration, evaporation from the soil, condensation on the glazing and the absorbtance of solar energy by the lightweight leaves. Performance effects have been quantified by measurements of auxiliary heat consumption in the test rooms and analyzed by means of energy balance calculations. A method for estimating the transpiration rate is presented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5329233
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-85-2914; CONF-851030-5
ON: DE85017551
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SOLAR '85, Raleigh, NC, USA, 15 Oct 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; ATTACHED GREENHOUSES; PERFORMANCE; PLANTS; TRANSPIRATION; EVAPORATION; GLAZING; VAPOR CONDENSATION; BUILDINGS; COVERINGS; GREENHOUSES; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling

Citation Formats

Best, E D, and McFarland, R D. Effect of plants on sunspace passive solar heating. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Best, E D, & McFarland, R D. Effect of plants on sunspace passive solar heating. United States.
Best, E D, and McFarland, R D. Tue . "Effect of plants on sunspace passive solar heating". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5329233.
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abstractNote = {The effect of plants on sunspace thermal performance is investigated, based on experiments done in Los Alamos using two test rooms with attached sunspaces, which were essentially identical except for the presence of plants in one. Performance is related to plant transpiration, evaporation from the soil, condensation on the glazing and the absorbtance of solar energy by the lightweight leaves. Performance effects have been quantified by measurements of auxiliary heat consumption in the test rooms and analyzed by means of energy balance calculations. A method for estimating the transpiration rate is presented.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
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