A study of unglazed transpired solar collectors (referred to as solar walls for this report), has been undertaken. Several installations in the Twin Cities, MN region have been identified, researched, and studied. A combination of weather stations, data logging systems, and building energy management systems were used to collect experimental data on four buildings. Performance calculations were then performed for these buildings and compared with various performance/modeling tools.
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Tebbe, P. A., Moaveni, S., & Schwartzkopf, L. (Principal Investigators). (2011). Performance analysis of solar walls in Minnesota: Final project report (Agreement #B16337). The Office of Energy Security, Minnesota Department of Commerce.
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