Trombe wall
noun Etymology: Félix Trombe died 1985 French designer Date: 1978 a masonry wall that is usually separated from the outdoors by a glass wall and is designed to absorb solar heat and release it into the interior of a building

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  • Trombe wall — A Trombe wall is a sun facing wall built from material that can act as a thermal mass (such as stone, metal, concrete, adobe or water tanks), combined with an air space, insulated glazing and vents to form a large solar thermal collector. Edward… …   Wikipedia

  • trombe wall — ˈtrȯmb , rämb , rōⁿb noun Usage: usually capitalized T Etymology: after Frenchélix Trombe died 1985 French designer : a masonry wall that is usually separated from the outdoors by a glass wall and is designed to absorb solar heat and release it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trombe wall — /tromb, trawonnb/ a glass fronted exterior masonry wall that absorbs solar heat for radiation into a building. [1975 80; after Frenchman Félix Trombe, one of its developers] * * * …   Universalium

  • Trombe Wall —   A wall with high thermal mass used to store solar energy passively in a solar home. The wall absorbs solar energy and transfers it to the space behind the wall by means of radiation and by convection currents moving through spaces under, in… …   Energy terms

  • Trombe-Wand — Die Trombe Wand ist eine in der Solararchitektur verwendete Kombination aus einer Kollektor und Speicherwand zu passiven Nutzung der Sonnenenergie. Die Trombe Wand wurde von dem französischen Ingenieur Félix Trombe 1956 in Font Romeu Odeillo Via… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Félix Trombe — Felix Trombe (b. Nogent, France, 1906; d. Gautier, France, 1985) was a French engineer.He is best known for his pioneering work in passive solar building design with the Trombe wall, which bears his name. He also directed in 1949 the construction …   Wikipedia

  • Entonnoir de trombe — Entonnoir nuageux Pour les articles homonymes, voir Entonnoir (homonymie). Entonnoir nuageux …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Trombewand — Die Trombe Wand ist eine in der Solararchitektur verwendete Kombination aus einer Kollektor und Speicherwand zu passiven Nutzung der Sonnenenergie. Die Trombe Wand wurde von dem französischen Ingenieur Félix Trombe 1956 in Font Romeu Odeillo Via… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Solar thermal energy — Solar thermal system for water heating in Santorini, Greece …   Wikipedia

  • Passive solar building design — Elements of passive solar design, shown in a direct gain application …   Wikipedia

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