Q Solar ADC
- solar air heater for mild climate (or for autumn and spring in cold climate)
- heats ambient air and delivers it into the building
- cost including installation $120 - $250/m2 depending on size and version
Above is shown a Q Solar ADC of about 2.5m2
- functioning: heats the outside air and delivers it to the building, therefore it has heating and ventilation function
- suitability: it is more suitable for buildings with high people density (schools, cinema theatres, offices, shops), than for homes.
- size: between 1m2 (0.95m x 1.2m) and 2.5m2 (1.1m x 2.4m)
- running: it costs nothing to run when its fan is actuated by a solar panel
- gross energy output: 1m2 in a sunny day can deliver about 12MJ (3kWh) of heat per day, that would cost about $1 if produced with an electric heater.
- performance: during sunny days the temperature difference between its outlet and the inlet can be 400 Celsius
- payback: less than 2 years compared to electric heaters, about 2 years compared to LPG heaters, or about 3 years compared to natural gas heaters
These are two ADC installed between the windows of a lowset building.