Investigating the application of small scale transpired solar collectors as air preheaters for residential buildings

This paper presents the performance of a transpired solar collector (TSC) used as a preheater for an air to air heat pump, installed in a demonstration house in Wales, UK. The TSC is activated when there is a demand for both heating and ventilation. The system is designed to be aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and can be installed on south facades/roofs… CONTINUE READING