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James MEANEY

Solar Air Heating Panel


( Recycled soda pop cans >> solar heating )






http://www.cansolair.com


The RA 240 SOLAR MAXs efficiency rating between 6795%.  Efficiency ratings vary, at a given flow rate due to conditions such as angle of incidence and irridiance levels.

Independent engineers tell us the RA 240 SOLAR MAX has power coefficient of 1 to 77, that is, one watt of energy in will give a heat energy output of 77 watts which is perhaps the highest performance factor in the industry.

The Cansolair Solar Max 240 consists of a four foot by seven foot solar collector (28 Square feet). The Solar Max can be mounted on the roof or the south side of the house.

Peak BTU performance was observed during the noon hour period in October 2001 wherein the temp rise was 10 to 12 C (50 to 54F) degrees resulting in a 9000 to 9720 Btu or 2636 to 2847 Watts.



Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRZvAAqzXIw
Jim Meaney, owner of Cansolair Inc. displays how he converts pop cans into a powerful solar heating panel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzxw1j-dzY4&feature=related
Pop soda beer can Solar heater furnace cansolair panel -- Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7klalzCEzMo
Cansolair RA 240 Solarmax space heater demo



http://brevets-patents.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/patent/2393273/summary.html?type=number_search

SOLAR AIR HEATING PANEL

CA2393273

2004-01-22

Inventor(s): MEANEY JAMES

Classification: - international: F24J2/04; F24J2/24; F24J2/46; (IPC1-7): F24J2/24 - European:     F24J2/04B24B; F24J2/24; F24J2/46B12; F24J2/46B8; Y02E10/44

Abstract -- This invention relates to a Solar Air Heating Panel consisting of a solar collector device having several solar collector modules, each solar collector module having a n attachment frame or unit (2) for mounting each solar collector array (3). Each solar collector array (13) shall consist of tubular columns made up of individual solar collector modules (4), Figure I, attached in longitudinal fashion to farm a solar collector column (12), Figure 2, through which air shall be permitted to pas s, either by means of a forced air flow or by natural convection. A solar collector array can be made of several solar collector columns to suit the application (Figure 3) or the desired thermal output. Each solar collector module (4) shall have design features including an opening (5) at the bottom end of the unit and a smaller opening (6) at the top of th e unit. Opening (6) at the top of the unit shall be equipped with a fin or fan arrangement ( 7) which has the effect of creating a turbulent air flow in the solar collector module. Such turbulent air flow increases the ability of the solar collector module to generate heat and improves thermal efficiency over that achieved in previous art. (Example given is CA Patent 2311287 ). Walls of the solar collector module (8) shall be thin aluminium coated with high solar absorbent black paint (9) and joined to the solar collector module below and above with a silicon glue (10). The top and bottom of the solar collector column shall be reinforced at the edges (11). The solar collector array (figure 2) is made up of individual solar collecto r modules as described in the previous paragraph. Each collector module (4) is attached t o form a solar collector column. The example shown in figure 2 is a column of 8 solar collector modules. Similar columns are constructed and completed into an array, in figure 2 there are eleven columns. The larger the size of each column and the more columns there are -1- determines the thermal output of the solar panel. Thermal output increases a s the size of the array increases. A frame is constructed to accommodate each array. The frame consists of side s and end pieces to form a frame on which a transparent sheet made of glass. plastic o r other transparent material is attached. The frame has two manifolds, a top manifold (16) and a bottom manifold (17) to which the solar collector array is attached.

This invention relates to a Solar Air Heating Panel consisting of a solar collector device having several solar collector modules, each solar collector module having an attachment frame or unit (2) for mounting each solar collector array (3).

Each solar collector array (13) shall consist of tubular columns made up of individual solar collector modules (4), Figure I, attached in longitudinal fashion to farm a solar collector column (12), Figure 2, through which air shall be permitted to pass, either by means of a forced air flow or by natural convection. A solar collector array can be made of several solar collector columns to suit the application (Figure 3) or the desired thermal output. Each solar collector module (4) shall have design features including an opening (5) at the bottom end of the unit and a smaller opening (6) at the top of the unit. Opening (6) at the top of the unit shall be equipped with a fin or fan arrangement (7) which has the effect of creating a turbulent air flow in the solar collector module. Such turbulent air flow increases the ability of the solar collector module to generate heat and improves thermal efficiency over that achieved in previous art. (Example given is Patent 2311287 ). Walls of the solar collector module (8) shall be thin aluminium coated with high solar absorbent black paint (9) and joined to the solar collector module below and above with a silicon glue (10). The top and bottom of the solar collector column shall be reinforced at the edges (11).

The solar collector array (figure 2) is made up of individual solar collector modules as described in the previous paragraph. Each collector module (4) is attached to form a solar collector column. The example shown in figure 2 is a column of 8 solar collector modules. Similar columns are constructed and completed into an array, in figure 2 there are eleven columns. The larger the size of each column and the more columns there are determines the thermal output of the solar panel. Thermal output increases as the size of the array increases.

A frame is constructed to accommodate each array. The frame consists of sides and end pieces to form a frame on which a transparent sheet made of glass. plastic or other transparent material is attached. The frame has two manifolds, a top manifold (16) and a bottom manifold (17) to which the solar collector array is attached.

  
   





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