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Title: Heat pipe augmented passive solar heating system

A heat pipe augmented passive solar space heating system modulates the temperature inside a building structure, particular during heating seasons when the ambient temperature is below levels customarily associated with adequate room comfort, and in some embodiments comprises a solar absorber, a heat pipe surrounding wholly or partially by insulation, the heat pipe having three main sections which are an evaporator at one end proximal to the solar absorber, a condenser at the other end proximal to an interior room being heated, and a rubber adiabatic section between those. Additional aspects such as a mechanical valve in the adiabatic section are disclosed to limit unwanted thermal gains when cooling is needed because the ambient temperatures already exceed room comfort.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1471678
Assignee:
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. (Louisville, KY) GFO
Patent Number(s):
10,060,681
Application Number:
15/271,777
Contract Number:
FC36-05GO85034
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2018 Aug 28
Research Org:
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc., Louisville, KY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

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