An experimental study on air window collector having a vertical blind for active solar heating

Onur N., Sivrioglu M., Turgut O.

Solar Energy, vol.57, no.5, pp.375-380, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0038-092x(96)00115-6
  • Title of Journal : Solar Energy
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-380


In this study, an air window collector having vertical black blinds was investigated experimentally under actual outdoor conditions. The vertical blind was installed between two 120 x 80 cm glass panes. It can rotate about the vertical axis. The fully open position makes a 90°angle with the vertical plane. A commercially available blind made of cloth and coated with black paint was tested. The air circulation in the system is provided by a fan parallel to blinds. Various parameters were measured and recorded using a data acquisition system. The effects of these parameters on the thermal performance of the system were determined experimentally.