Analysis, design, and preliminary testing of solar chimney for residential air-conditioning applications

Gang Wang, Bing Chen, Mingsheng Liu, Joerg Henkel, Stephan Raulin

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A solar chimney is designed and tested to pump outside air through an underground cooling tube during summer for building cooling. Both theoretical analysis and experimental results show that the solar chimney can be used to power the underground cooling system during daytime without use of electricity. This paper presents the theoretical design principals of the solar chimney, detailed experimental facilities, and the experiments results. The impacts of other related parameters, such as building tightness and tube design on the system airflow are also discussed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number65093
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Solar Energy Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 International Solar Energy Conference - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jul 11 2004Jul 14 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Space and Planetary Science

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