THE SOLAR AIR SHUTTER: A NEW SYSTEM FOR SPACE HEATING pp.115-142
Authors: (Jean Louis Canaletti, Gilles Notton, Basiliu Moretti, Christian Cristofari, Laboratory “Physical Sciences for Environment”, University of Corsica Pascal Paoli– UMR CNRS 6134, Scientific Centre of Vignola - Route des Sanguinaires - F-20000 Ajaccio – France)
Abstract: There’s no doubt that the fossil energy resources of our Earth are decreasing and that the strong economic development of developing countries such as China or India will increase that reduction in resources. On the other hand, it appears that the massive utilization of fossil fuels (and nuclear ones) endangers our environment. The amount of energy used in buildings is very important and hasn’t stopped increasing. To limit or to reduce this building energy consumption, it is necessary to develop some actions concerning rational energy management in parallel with the utilization of renewable energy sources. Decreasing the energy consumption in an abode does not have to be realized at the expense of the quality of life of its occupants and, most importantly, of their health. We present a new patented concept of solar air heater totally integrated in a shutter and able to produce, with total autonomy, hot air from sun radiation and to introduce it inside the house. It allows conserving the integrity of the architecture of the building.