A Survey of Some Solar Energy Retrofits

Report No: 82-R26

Published in 1981

About the report:

The report briefly describes a survey of some solar energy retrofits, such as solar heaters and Trombe walls, that can be easily adapted into existing buildings belonging to the Department. With their relatively high cost, commercial solar heaters have been determined not to be cost-effective. However, homemade solar heaters are reasonably simple to construct and appear to be cost-effective. The relatively simple and inexpensive Trombe wall also can be cost-effective.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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G. G. Clemeña

Last updated: January 21, 2024

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