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Title: Heat pipe augmented passive solar heating system

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc., Louisville, KY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1471678
Patent Number(s):
10060681
Application Number:
15/271,777
Assignee:
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. (Louisville, KY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28D - HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-05GO85034
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2018 Aug 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Sharp, M. Keith, and Robinson, Brian S. Heat pipe augmented passive solar heating system. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Sharp, M. Keith, & Robinson, Brian S. Heat pipe augmented passive solar heating system. United States.
Sharp, M. Keith, and Robinson, Brian S. Tue . "Heat pipe augmented passive solar heating system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1471678.
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Heating season performance improvements for a solar heat pipe system
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Reducing unwanted thermal gains during the cooling season for a solar heat pipe system
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