Solar Energy-Absorbing Window Structure and Method of Forming Thereof

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This invention is a window structure configured to form a principal chamber enclosing a first window pane installed in an exterior wall of a building. Besides producing energy for heating air and warming up the spaces inside the house, and also provide effective natural ventilation, the objective of solar energy-absorbing window is also to enhance the overall architectural expression of the building without actually affecting the normal function of the window. There must exist some level of flexibility in all the system characteristics affecting the building appearance. Facade integrated solar window would be become more and more popular mainly due to the fact that they are visible and in turn enhance the overall look of the building. Further, arguments for installing solar energy-absorbing windows on windows are that there is often not enough space on the roof or no suitable oriented roof area is available.

The window structure includes a main frame including a first frame portion, a second frame portion located opposite the first frame portion, and a second window pane located between the first frame portion and the second frame portion. An axial hinge is configured to allow to the main frame to tilt about a first axis disposed at a first distance from the first window pane. The main frame can be tilted between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the first frame portion is positioned less than the first distance from the first window pane and the second frame portion is positioned more than the first distance from the first window pane. In the second position, the first frame portion is positioned more than the first distance from the first window pane and the second frame portion is positioned less than the first distance from the first window pane. A first surface that is configured to absorb solar energy is located adjacent to the second frame portion. When the main frame is tilted in the first position, the first surface is positioned in a first orientation that allows the first surface to directly receive sunlight through the second window pane. When the main frame is tilted in the second position, the first surface is positioned in a second orientation in which the first surface is prevented from directly receiving sunlight through the second window pane .Moreover, in certain examples, opening the second window pane cause air to circulate and facilitate air conditioning. In some examples, the first (energy-absorbing) surface is configured to warm first air in an interior space of the principal chamber by absorbing the solar energy transmitted through the second window pane and transferring the solar energy to the first air in the principal chamber. Window structures also include a fan that can transmit the first air warmed by the energy-absorbing surface from the interior space of the principal chamber to the interior of the building.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Masoud Valinejad
  • Type of entry:
    team
    Team members:
    Masoud Valinejadshoubi [Young Researcher and Elite Club in Iran]; Mannan Ghanizadehgrayli [Young Researcher and Elite Club in Iran];
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Masoud is inspired by:
    Nature
  • Patent status:
    pending