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.