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Title: Improved solar heating systems

Abstract

An improved solar heating system is described 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 0/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 ad releasing heat for distribution.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6600717
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6600717
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-015555; EDB-81-044798
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; LATENT HEAT STORAGE; PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS; DENSITY; FUSION HEAT; MELTING POINTS; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; ALCOHOLS; BUILDINGS; CYCLOALKANES; DESIGN; DODECANOIC ACID; FLAT PLATE COLLECTORS; GRAPHS; GREENHOUSES; HEAT EXCHANGERS; NAPHTHALENE; OCTADECANOIC ACID; REFRIGERANTS; TABLES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; WATER HEATERS; ALKANES; APPLIANCES; AROMATICS; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; CONDENSED AROMATICS; ENERGY STORAGE; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENTHALPY; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; HEAT STORAGE; HEATERS; HEATING SYSTEMS; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; MONOCARBOXYLIC ACIDS; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; STORAGE; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; TRANSITION HEAT; TRANSITION TEMPERATURE; WORKING FLUIDS 142000* -- Solar Energy-- Heat Storage-- (1980-); 250600 -- Energy Storage-- Thermal

Citation Formats

Schreyer, J.M., and Dorsey, G.F. Improved solar heating systems. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Schreyer, J.M., & Dorsey, G.F. Improved solar heating systems. United States.
Schreyer, J.M., and Dorsey, G.F. Fri . "Improved solar heating systems". United States.
@article{osti_6600717,
title = {Improved solar heating systems},
author = {Schreyer, J.M. and Dorsey, G.F.},
abstractNote = {An improved solar heating system is described 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 0/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 ad releasing heat for distribution.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {5}
}