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Title: Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall

Abstract

The invention provides a system and method for controlling the storing and elease of thermal energy from a thermal storage wall wherein said wall is capable of storing thermal energy from insolation of solar radiation. The system and method includes a device such as a plurality of louvers spaced a predetermined distance from the thermal wall for regulating the release of thermal energy from the thermal wall. This regulating device is made from a material which is substantially transparent to the incoming solar radiation so that when it is in any operative position, the thermal storage wall substantially receives all of the impacting solar radiation. The material in the regulating device is further capable of being substantially opaque to thermal energy so that when the device is substantially closed, thermal release of energy from the storage wall is substantially minimized. An adjustment device is interconnected with the regulating mechanism for selectively opening and closing it in order to regulate the release of thermal energy from the wall.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Westminister, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864827
Patent Number(s):
4424800
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
thermal; control; method; passive; solar; storage; wall; provides; controlling; storing; elease; energy; capable; insolation; radiation; device; plurality; louvers; spaced; predetermined; distance; regulating; release; material; substantially; transparent; incoming; operative; position; receives; impacting; opaque; closed; minimized; adjustment; interconnected; mechanism; selectively; closing; regulate; substantially transparent; regulating device; thermal control; thermal energy; solar radiation; predetermined distance; thermal storage; substantially closed; storage wall; substantially opaque; storing thermal; passive solar; substantially close; /126/

Citation Formats

Ortega, Joseph K. E. Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Ortega, Joseph K. E. Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall. United States.
Ortega, Joseph K. E. Sun . "Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864827.
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title = {Thermal control system and method for a passive solar storage wall},
author = {Ortega, Joseph K. E.},
abstractNote = {The invention provides a system and method for controlling the storing and elease of thermal energy from a thermal storage wall wherein said wall is capable of storing thermal energy from insolation of solar radiation. The system and method includes a device such as a plurality of louvers spaced a predetermined distance from the thermal wall for regulating the release of thermal energy from the thermal wall. This regulating device is made from a material which is substantially transparent to the incoming solar radiation so that when it is in any operative position, the thermal storage wall substantially receives all of the impacting solar radiation. The material in the regulating device is further capable of being substantially opaque to thermal energy so that when the device is substantially closed, thermal release of energy from the storage wall is substantially minimized. An adjustment device is interconnected with the regulating mechanism for selectively opening and closing it in order to regulate the release of thermal energy from the wall.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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