The Sky’s the Limit
SolarWall systems have been integrated in a variety of different styles and technical configurations to provide meaningful energy reductions in the field of aviation. SolarWall systems are routinely specified for hangar buildings to address the huge costs associated with ventilation heating. SolarWall systems also provide two addition benefits for hangars and aircraft assembly plants; they help with negative pressure and heat stratification at the ceiling (which is very common in large buildings with a high floor-to-ceiling ratio).
Heating a building with huge ventilation requirements in a heating climate can be an expensive proposition, especially when multiple air changes an hour are required. A SolarWall system preheats the incoming ventilation air anywhere from anywhere from 30-70°F (16-38°C) for a conventional SolarWall system and 36-100°F (20-55°C) for a 2-Stage SolarWall system. This can displace between 20-50% of the building’s heating load. Since the technology heats fresh air, it also helps ensure a high level of indoor air quality and evens out indoor air temperature, which is a benefit to employees working in the facility.
Improving air quality and comfort without increasing space heating costs was a real challenge, especially in our climate, but the SolarWall system did just that. And besides routine care such as oiling the fans, the system is practically maintenance free.