Transparent Heat Mirrors for Passive Solar Heating Applications

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
Pagination124-132
Call NumberLBL-7833
Abstract

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.

LBNL Report Number

LBL-7833