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To Heat or Not to Heat: SolarWall Taps Sun from Stratford to Spain

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Released on Feb 16 2012

Source: Green Building & Sustainable Strategies Published: January 2012 By: Saul Chernos

 GB & SS Magazine - January 2012 SolarWall Article Article Snippet:
Next time you travel to Stratford in southwestern Ontario to get your fix of Shakespeare, look carefully at the walls of the Avon Theatre. Not only does the black cladding stand out visually, but it's tapping the sun to heat the building. Conventional fuel-based heating systems pipe in cold outside air and then warm it up. On the other hand, solar air heating systems like the one lining the Avon Theatre convert solar radiation into hot air before it enters the building and reaches indoor heating and ventilation equipment.

Next time you travel to Stratford in southwestern Ontario to get your fix of Shakespeare, look carefully at the walls of the Avon Theatre. Not only does the black cladding stand out visually, but it's tapping the sun to heat the building.

Conventional fuel-based heating systems pipe in cold outside air and then warm it up. On the other hand, solar air heating systems like the one lining the Avon Theatre convert solar radiation into hot air before it enters the building and reaches indoor heating and ventilation equipment.

It's designed to reduce fuel consumption and energy costs, it's used in buildings around the world.
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