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Ecohome: Solar Air Heaters
Ecohome describes solar air heaters that are fairly easy to make or affordable to buy and offer a quick payback.

US DOE: Transpired Collectors As Solar Preheaters For Outdoor Ventilation Air
US Department of Energy describes how transpired collectors use solar energy to preheat ventilation (outdoor) air as it is drawn into a building. The technology is ideally suited to building applications in which large volumes of space are heated or where high ventilation rates are required. (PDF)
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SEIA: Building-Integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Proving Popular
Solar Energy Industries Association says according to new industry data, a growing sector of the US solar energy industry has reached a major new milestone, with 5 million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors now installed in North America. These systems represent 250 megawatts of thermal energy and displace nearly 100,000 tons of CO2 each year from the atmosphere.

Green Energy Futures: Solar Air Heating
Green Energy Futures says solar air heating is a simple, effective heating technology for Canada.

REW: Deciding Right Size For Solar Thermal Air Collector
Renewable Energy World explains what size collector is necessary for thermal energy storage in solar air heaters, and provides names of several product manufacturers.
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