Effect of plants on sunspace passive solar heating [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1985.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 7 : digital, PDF file
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- Los Alamos National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The effect of plants on sunspace thermal performance is investigated, based on experiments done in Los Alamos using two test rooms with attached sunspaces, which were essentially identical except for the presence of plants in one. Performance is related to plant transpiration, evaporation from the soil, condensation on the glazing and the absorbtance of solar energy by the lightweight leaves. Performance effects have been quantified by measurements of auxiliary heat consumption in the test rooms and analyzed by means of energy balance calculations. A method for estimating the transpiration rate is presented.
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SOLAR '85, Raleigh, NC, USA, 15 Oct 1985.
McFarland, R.D.; Best, E.D.
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