What is a Solar Chimney?

Solar Chimney

Solar Chimney – How it works

The new Caroline Street Comfort Station features state-of-the-art “green” building designs including the use of solar chimneys to provide light and airflow that negate the need for air conditioning or lighting during the day. Construction update photos are attached below.

What is a Solar Chimney? Wikipedia

A solar chimney — often referred to as a thermal chimney — is a way of improving the natural ventilation of buildings by using convection of air heated by passive solar energy. A simple description of a solar chimney is that of a vertical shaft utilizing solar energy to enhance the natural stack ventilation through a building. The solar chimney has been in use for centuries, particularly in the Middle east and Near East by the Persians, as well as in Europe by the Romans.

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