Simple empirical method for estimating the performance of a passive solar heated building of the thermal storage wall type

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Two methods are presented for estimating the annual solar heating performance of a building utilizing a passive thermal storage wall of the Trombe wall or water wall type with or without night insulation and with or without a reflector. The method is accurate to +-3% as compared with hour-by-hour computer simulations.

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Balcomb, J.D. & McFarland, R.D. January 1, 1978.

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Two methods are presented for estimating the annual solar heating performance of a building utilizing a passive thermal storage wall of the Trombe wall or water wall type with or without night insulation and with or without a reflector. The method is accurate to +-3% as compared with hour-by-hour computer simulations.

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Pages: 8

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 2. national passive solar conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 15 Mar 1978

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-78-1159
  • Report No.: CONF-780337-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5012909
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1057330

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Balcomb, J.D. & McFarland, R.D. Simple empirical method for estimating the performance of a passive solar heated building of the thermal storage wall type, article, January 1, 1978; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1057330/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.