Selective coatings in passive solar heating

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A recently-developed analytic model for predicting passive solar heating performance is applied to the case of selective coatings on storage walls. Comparisons of theoretical predictions with recent experimental measurements are presented and found to be in good agreement. The theoretical predictions are found to be in good agreement with the experimental findings for non-selectively coated storage walls as well. The value of the analytic model in making general predictions on the value of selective coatings in passive solar heating and in predicting the performance of yet untested configurations is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalSolar Energy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science (all)


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