Architecturally Integrated Solar Heating

August 16th, 2005 by Peter Schmelzer

The Sun
When you think of solar heat, do you think of unattractive rectangular panel bolted clumsily to a south-facing roof? Dawn Solar Systems recently caught my eye, because, ironically, they can’t be seen!

This clever system is installed below a metal roof, so you can’t tell it is there. The sun heats the metal roof, which in turn heats fluid-filled tubes below the roof. These tubes transfer the heat to your domestic water system or radiant floors. Honestly, the system looks much like a radiant floor system applied to the roof.

Clever idea, that looks and functions well!

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