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

Onur N., Sivrioglu M., Turgut O.

Solar Energy, cilt.57, sa.5, ss.375-380, 1996 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0038-092x(96)00115-6
  • Dergi Adı: Solar Energy
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.