Transparent Heat Mirrors for Passive Solar Heating Applications

TitleTransparent Heat Mirrors for Passive Solar Heating Applications
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1979
AuthorsStephen E Selkowitz
Book TitlePassive Systems 78
Call NumberLBL-7833

Recent progress in the development of transparent heat mirror coatings for energy-efficient windows and passive solar applications is reviewed. It appears that cost-efficient coatings deposited on glass and plastic may be available to window manufacturers and homeowners in the next one to three years. Depending upon the specific application, savings of 25-75% may be achieved. Heat mirror performance characteristics, product configuration, application limitations, cost benefit analysis and commercialization options are discussed.

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