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JOCET 2016 Vol.4(5): 330-334 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2016.4.5.307

A Solar Wall System Utilized in Rural Houses of Northeast China

Tiantian Zhang and Yufei Tan
Abstract—Resolving the conflict between the heating and ventilation in a rural house in winter becomes a major problem in improving the indoor thermal comfort and air quality. This paper proposes a solar wall system for rural buildings in cold regions for the purpose of increasing the indoor air temperature as well as improving the indoor air quality. Firstly, the structure and the operation modes of the system are introduced in detail. Then the methods of testing and instrument are detailed. Based on the test, the heating capacity of the solar wall system has been evaluated by investigating the temperature distributions of the solar walls and indoor spaces. Finally, the influence of the system on indoor air quality is analyzed by contrasting the pollutant concentrations of different operation modes of the system.

Index Terms—Solar wall system, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, experimental test.

Tiantian Zhang and Yufei Tan are with the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China (e-mail:,


Cite:Tiantian Zhang and Yufei Tan, "A Solar Wall System Utilized in Rural Houses of Northeast China," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 330-334, 2016.

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