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A window in a house is already a very good solar collector. For our purposes, there's little difference between window glazing and solar collector glazing. It's already collecting about as much sun energy as a collector panel in the same location would collect and it's already delivering that energy right to the house - no need for fans or ducts or pumps or piping.
The window glazing works the same as the glazing on a solar panel, just as the stuff inside of your house works just like the absorbers in a panel. Adding an absorber surface on the inside of a window may even cause more heat loss since the higher temperatures near the window will increase the losses through the glass.
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Hey, Mitch !
That looks like a very nice idea ! Would you have an outside view, by any chance ? Cheers, Garage_Hermit __________________
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What kind of air collector are you using? Great use of a small window and still get light in. Scott L Alaska