Solar Thermal Collector in Facades

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Abstract

A venetian blind, which can be located in front or in between the façade panes, is proposed to do the task of a shading system and solar thermal collector, transferring the collected heat through a thermal network, so that it can be stored and used later for solar heating and cooling purposes. It is proposed that such venetian blind is enabled to track the sun along its path and its shape and materials were adapted to absorb most of solar thermal energy.