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Title: Solar heating system

Abstract

An improved solar heating system 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.degree. to 180.degree. 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 and releasing heat for distribution.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Concord, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
864119
Patent Number(s):
4313424
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar; heating; improved; incident; radiation; sun; absorbed; collector; panels; transferred; storage; unit; distributed; heat; building; improvement; obtained; utilizing; comprising; separate; compartments; containing; array; materials; melting; ranging; 75; degree; 180; melted; accordance; amount; efficient; volume; provided; latent; fusion; change; storing; releasing; distribution; solar heat; solar heating; latent heat; incident radiation; storage unit; separate compartments; compartments containing; collector panels; releasing heat; collector panel; unit comprising; improved solar; /126/

Citation Formats

Schreyer, James M., and Dorsey, George F. Solar heating system. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Schreyer, James M., & Dorsey, George F. Solar heating system. United States.
Schreyer, James M., and Dorsey, George F. Fri . "Solar heating system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864119.
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title = {Solar heating system},
author = {Schreyer, James M. and Dorsey, George F.},
abstractNote = {An improved solar heating system 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.degree. to 180.degree. 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 and releasing heat for distribution.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
}

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