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An overview and Design of Solar Space Heating System

Rachit Srivastava, Pushpendra Kumar Gautam, Arun Kumar Yadav, Anurag Dwivedi


The sun is perhaps the most dependable form of renewable energy. Solar radiation of the sun may be extracted with little effort. Proposed Solar space heating system is one of the reliable form of solar heating system. There are various collector arrangements for conservation of the heat out of which flat plate collector system is the most cost efficient system. In this paper, design and installation of a solar space heating system (SSHS) based on flat plate collectors integrated to a college building to ensure the heating has been discussed. A solar PV module has also been installed in this system to drive the blower fan. Solar process heating solutions employ solely free, regenerative, and clean energy, which can help offset the growing expense of traditional energy. Solar space heating structures absorb thermal energy from direct sunlight to warmth air; this heated air can then be circulated to the room. From this arrangement we can warm the room in the winter session with the cheapest way.


Solar collector, Active space heating, passive space heating, blower, pipe, solar panel, connecting wire.

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