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SOLAR AIR HEATING: HOW IT WORKS

DESTRATIFICATION


InSpire Solar Air Heating system
:: Sunlight strikes the surface of the InSpire Wall Solar Air Heating panel, which is mounted a few inches from
the building's outer wall

:: Solar heated air is drawn through perforations in the panel, into the chamber between panel and wall,
and distributed through the building's duct work



InSpire perforated aluminum or zinc panels are installed on light gauge framing mounted to a wall, creating several inches of airspace. Sunlight heats the panel causing a thin layer of warmed air to accumulate at the surface of the panel. Intake fans pull the solar heated air through the perforated panel and into the airspace. This preheated ventilation air is then distributed throughout the building via conventional HVAC systems or perforated ducts.

SUMMER USAGE

Solar Air Heating - Summer Usage

Solar Air Heating - Summer Usage

During the summer months the panels act as a sunscreen preventing the sunshine from striking the building wall, keeping the wall cooler. 

Because the building does not require heat at this time of year, the warm air enters the space behind the panel and is vented at the top by natural convection.

 

 

NIGHT TIME USAGE

 

 

Solar Air Heating - Night Time Usage

During cool summer nights, the intake fan pulls outside air through the perforated wall and past the open bypass damper, bringing cooler outdoor air inside


DRYING

Solar heated air produced by the InSpire system is ducted directly to industrial or agricultural drying equipment requiring warm air.

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Solar Air Heating panel
Panel close-up

 

SOLAR AIR HEATING BENEFITS

Improves Indoor Air Quality

Reduces Heating Costs

Contributes toward LEED Certification credits

Provides Strong Return on Investment

Utilizes Free Solar Energy

Qualifies for Tax Incentives

 

 

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