Solar Chimney Example Pictures

Example pictures of Solar Chimneys from the book "Passive Solar Energy" by Bruce Anderson and Malcolm Wells. 

Solar chimneys are also known as solar thermosyphon collectors, Thermosyphoning Air Panels (TAPs), and convective loops.


Solar Chimneys

Solar chimneys can be easily Included in new home construction Framed panels with an absorber plate and glazing are mounted on the south wall, and solar heated air vents naturally upwards and into the house. Cool air returns through bottom collector vents to be reheated In summer, vents can be closed to prevent unnecessary daytime heating. (Designed/engineered by TEA, Inc., especially Dan Scully/ Charles Michal, Jeremy Coleman; built by Charles Joslin)



See Chapter 6 of the book for a full explanation.