Solar energy collection system
Louvered air-heating solar collector
Method and apparatus for preheating ventilation air for a building Patent #: 4774932
ApplicationNo. 444768 filed on 12/01/1989
US Classes:126/622, Solar collector includes roof shingles or tiles126/629, With device to circulate air from room of building through collector126/633, With fluent medium passage in floor or wall of room126/714PROCESS OF HEATING BY USING SOLAR HEAT
ExaminersPrimary: Dority, Carroll B.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
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International ClassF24J 002/00
AbstractVentilation air for a building is preheated by providing on a south-facing wall a solar-energy absorbent collector panel with a plurality of air-inlet openings which communicate with air collection channels behind the panel. Outside air passing upwardly along the panel is heated by the heat of the panel which itself is heated by a combination of solar radiation and heat being lost from the interior of the building. The outside air, passing upwardly a short distance along the panel to the closest air inlet opening, is withdrawn therethrough into the air collection channel and expelled into the interior of the building.
Field of SearchWith concentrator, orientator, reflector, or cooling means