Glazing: When striving for
thermal efficiency glazing can be utilized
to keep the heat contained. This maximises
the absorption of both infrared and latent
heat. Single or double glazing can be
implemented for the desired outcome and use.
Thermal Panel: A standard matt black
thermal panel is used in this building
integrated example for maximum absorption of
the infrared light spectrum. The hollow
channels can be interconnected in a variety
of manners to control the flow and volume of
the heat absorbing medium.
Insulation: In this case a ridged
foam insulation is in direct contact with
the underside of the thermal panel to
contain the heat and maximise efficiency.
The thickness of the insulation can be
varied to accommodate various climatic zones
and the desired outcome.
Liquid conduit: Transferring the heat
absorbing medium through the panelís
channelís is achieved with specific panel
connectors and standardized plumbing to
control the flow and rate of solar
absorption. The liquid/gas can be water,
glycol or any other medium depending on
various factors and the desired use whether
it be domestic hot water or heating.
Flashings: Custom flashing profileís
can be designed for compatibility with the
Orion Solartech Solar system and any type of
sloped roofing material They can be
contoured for metal, Asphalt shingles,
concrete tile, clay tile, wood shake...