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American Solar, Inc. is a Solar Air-Heating Research and Development company. We develop techniques and processes that capture waste heat and solar heated-air and deliver that heat to the building for many uses. We consult to a variety of government agencies and companies to help them provide heating energy savings to their buildings and customers.
We do not install solar panels, roofs, or walls. We do not work with solar electric panel systems. We consult with Federal facility managers, other building owners, roofing companies, and mechanical companies on how conventional roofs, walls, waste and solar heat will allow them to reduce their heating costs.
We do specialized research on the performance of solar heating systems including; solar energy calculations, set up of solar heat testing systems, and performance monitoring and analysis of those systems.
The Energy Need
In our electricity driven world, it is easy to forget that heating energy is the largest energy need in our buildings. Within our buildings, we use more energy for; space heating, water heating and other heating needs, than we use for; cooling, electronics, to spin motors, or for other needs.
In most buildings, relatively low temperature air heating and waste-heat-recovery systems can provide the bulk of that heating need. These low temperature systems can deliver heat at much lower cost than the conventional heating systems.
American Solar consults to government agencies, other designers, contractors, and building owners on the use of low temperature heated air from solar and waste heat sources to serve the largest heating needs in buildings.
The solar technique is simply capturing the heated air from metal or polymer surfaces as they heat up in the sun, much like a hot car on a sunny day. The waste heat technique simply captures heated air from exhaust air sources.
Once the system captures the heated air, it uses the heat to heat other colder air or water as it enters the building, usually at a fraction of the cost of conventional heating.