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Title: Solar energy thermalization and storage device

Abstract

A passive solar thermalization and thermal energy storage assembly which is visually transparent. The assembly consists of two substantial parallel, transparent wall members mounted in a rectangular support frame to form a liquid-tight chamber. A semitransparent thermalization plate is located in the chamber, substantially paralled to and about equidistant from the transparent wall members to thermalize solar radiation which is stored in a transparent thermal energy storage liquid which fills the chamber. A number of the devices, as modules, can be stacked together to construct a visually transparent, thermal storage wall for passive solar-heated buildings.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Ames, IA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA; Iowa State University, Ames, IA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
863968
Patent Number(s):
US 4286576
Application Number:
06/061,321
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) AMES
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-82
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar; energy; thermalization; storage; device; passive; thermal; assembly; visually; transparent; consists; substantial; parallel; wall; mounted; rectangular; support; frame; form; liquid-tight; chamber; semitransparent; plate; located; substantially; paralled; equidistant; thermalize; radiation; stored; liquid; fills; devices; modules; stacked; construct; solar-heated; buildings; assembly consists; storage liquid; storage assembly; transparent wall; support frame; storage device; energy storage; thermal energy; solar energy; solar radiation; thermal storage; storage wall; transparent thermal; passive solar; energy thermal; tight chamber; solar thermal; /126/

Citation Formats

McClelland, John F. Solar energy thermalization and storage device. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
McClelland, John F. Solar energy thermalization and storage device. United States.
McClelland, John F. Tue . "Solar energy thermalization and storage device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863968.
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title = {Solar energy thermalization and storage device},
author = {McClelland, John F.},
abstractNote = {A passive solar thermalization and thermal energy storage assembly which is visually transparent. The assembly consists of two substantial parallel, transparent wall members mounted in a rectangular support frame to form a liquid-tight chamber. A semitransparent thermalization plate is located in the chamber, substantially paralled to and about equidistant from the transparent wall members to thermalize solar radiation which is stored in a transparent thermal energy storage liquid which fills the chamber. A number of the devices, as modules, can be stacked together to construct a visually transparent, thermal storage wall for passive solar-heated buildings.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {9}
}

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