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Publication numberWO2003029730 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2002/031231
Publication dateJun 10, 2004
Filing dateOct 1, 2002
Priority dateOct 1, 2001
Also published asEP1451507A2, EP1451507A4, US6912816, US20030061773, WO2003029730A2
Publication numberPCT/2002/31231, PCT/US/2/031231, PCT/US/2/31231, PCT/US/2002/031231, PCT/US/2002/31231, PCT/US2/031231, PCT/US2/31231, PCT/US2002/031231, PCT/US2002/31231, PCT/US2002031231, PCT/US200231231, PCT/US2031231, PCT/US231231, WO 03029730 A3, WO 03029730A3, WO 2003/029730 A3, WO 2003029730 A3, WO 2003029730A3, WO-A3-03029730, WO-A3-2003029730, WO03029730 A3, WO03029730A3, WO2003/029730A3, WO2003029730 A3, WO2003029730A3
InventorsPatrick O'leary
ApplicantFutura Solar Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Structurally integrated solar collector
WO 2003029730 A3
Abstract
A structurally integrated solar collector (8, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30). Roof and wall covering components are integrated with solar collectors to permit solar energy to be converted to heat, electricity and hot water for use within a building. A roof truss (8) is described that additionally captures sunlight for illuminating a building. The roof and wall components are adaptable to heating and cooling seasons so as to minimize the loss of air-conditioned air in the summer time and to maximize solar heating during cold months. Solar energy captured by a structurally integrated solar collector can be directly converted to electricity through use of photovoltaic materials or by harnessing airflow through the structurally integrated solar collector to obtain electricity through mechanical conversion.
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Non-Patent Citations
Reference
1 *See also references of EP1451507A4
Classifications
International ClassificationE04D13/18, H01L31/058, H01L31/048, F24J2/04
Cooperative ClassificationY02B10/70, F24J2/0483, Y02E10/44, Y02E10/60, H02S20/23, Y02B10/20, Y02B10/12, H02S40/44, F24J2/045, F24J2/0444
European ClassificationF24J2/04E, H01L31/058, F24J2/04B10, H01L31/048B, F24J2/04B12
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