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Title: Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall

Abstract

A system and method are provided for controlling the storing and release of thermal energy from a thermal storage wall wherein said wall is capable of storing thermal energy from insolation. The system and method includes a device such as a plurality of louvers spaced a predetermined distance from the thermal wall for regulating the release of thermal energy from the thermal wall. This regulating device is made from a material which is substantially transparent to the incoming solar radiation so that when it is in any operative position, the thermal storage wall substantially receives all of the impacting solar radiation. The material in the regulating device is further capable of being substantially opaque to thermal energy so that when the device is substantially closed, thermal release of energy from the storage wall is substantially minimized. An adjustment device is interconnected with the regulating mechanism for selectively opening and closing it in order to regulate the release of thermal energy from the wall.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5351252
Application Number:
ON: DE82013586
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-77CH00178
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; TROMBE WALLS; DESIGN; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; GLAZING MATERIALS; SHUTTERS; WINDOWS; CONTROL; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; HEATING SYSTEMS; MATERIALS; OPENINGS; PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; WALLS; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling

Citation Formats

Ortega, J. K.E. Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Ortega, J. K.E. Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall. United States.
Ortega, J. K.E. Fri . "Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5351252.
@article{osti_5351252,
title = {Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall},
author = {Ortega, J. K.E.},
abstractNote = {A system and method are provided for controlling the storing and release of thermal energy from a thermal storage wall wherein said wall is capable of storing thermal energy from insolation. The system and method includes a device such as a plurality of louvers spaced a predetermined distance from the thermal wall for regulating the release of thermal energy from the thermal wall. This regulating device is made from a material which is substantially transparent to the incoming solar radiation so that when it is in any operative position, the thermal storage wall substantially receives all of the impacting solar radiation. The material in the regulating device is further capable of being substantially opaque to thermal energy so that when the device is substantially closed, thermal release of energy from the storage wall is substantially minimized. An adjustment device is interconnected with the regulating mechanism for selectively opening and closing it in order to regulate the release of thermal energy from the wall.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5351252}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {7}
}