SolarWall® Air Heating and Ventilation Systems
SolarWall® system at GoodYear Tires.
The SolarWall® technology delivers one of the verifiably fastest solar paybacks. The system uses the sun’s energy to pre-heat ventilation air for commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-residential and agricultural buildings, as well as for crop and process drying applications. It substantially reduces traditional heating fuel expenses in a building integrated system which requires no maintenance and has a 30+ year lifespan. The SolarWall system also acts as a rain screen, and we now offer our new SolarWall 2-Stage System that offers even higher performance solar air heating.
Independent monitoring data indicates that SolarWall systems can displace between 20-50% of heating fuel consumption, depending on size and application.
Owens Corning was awarded the 2010 Solar Thermal Project of the year award by the Canadian Solar Industries Association for generating 3600 MWh of solar energy and displacing over 600 tons of CO2/year with their 18,000 ft2 SolarWall® system.
Heating can typically be one of the largest energy expenditures in the building industry. The ability of a SolarWall system to address this energy usage and to displace a sizable amount of it - and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions - explains why the technology has such a compelling return on investment, and why "from an operational point of view, [it] is the greatest technology in the world." (Quote from Desmond Raymond, Parks Canada)
In the late 1970s, Conserval Engineering began developing methods to reduce energy consumption in industrial and commercial applications. By the 1990s, the company had invented one of the world’s most efficient ways to harness the sun’s energy to help heat buildings of all shapes, sizes and functions – new or retrofit. The product’s apt name: The SolarWall® system.
Worldwide interest was sparked immediately, and the ingenuity of the SolarWall technology was recognized by organizations such as the U.S. Department of Energy, Natural Resources Canada, Popular Science Magazine, R&D Magazine, and several others.
3M Canada's SolarWall® system at their Perth Ontario location.
The SolarWall technology has lead the way ever since in defining the global solar air heating industry, both scientifically and in world-wide applications, with customers such as Ford Motor Company, 3M, Prologis, GM, Toyota, FedEx, Bombardier, the U.S. Military, and many more in over 30 countries. The high level of architectural versatility, combined with substantial energy savings and LEED point generation, have made it a popular renewable energy technology for building owners, facility managers and architects.
"[SolarWall is in the] top two percent of energy related inventions."
-United States Department of Energy
More Information on SolarWall
Below are SolarWall leaflets that contains additional information on the SolarWall solar air heating system.