New Configurable Low-Cost Solar Roofs: Developing a New Paradigm for More Sustainable Houses
A new design of roof-integrated water solar collector is presented. It takes advantage of new synergies found
between collector and roof. Its main concept is based on the use of water redistribution for changing the roof configuration.
This system is completely suitable for inclined roofs, since it is based on waterproofed plastic chambers. This design
provides a universal low-cost system for household heating and natural cooling that could be even cheaper than conventional
roofs with similar (high) thermal qualities. This novel design has been claimed in an Argentinean invention patent
application and also it has been internationally claimed.
Keywords: Natural Cooling, solar heating, solar roof, passive solar, roof-integrated solar collector, Low-Cost Solar Roofs, Solar Technologies, Thin film solar collector, solar thermal panel, Solar Energy, solar heating system, domestic heating, polymer absorbers, greenhouse, heat storage
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