The objective is to minimize the use of high-cost heating fuels in rural areas with the assistance of a wood burning furnace and a solar collector.
It was discovered that when the output of a wood burning furnace can be diverted into a solar storage battery, more useful heat can be supplied to a house with little extra inconvenience to the homeowner. The total amortized system of the wood burning furnace combined with the solar system will be less than if the systems were operated independently.
Bechtold, Kenneth and Stewart, William E. Jr., "Combining Solar Heating with a Wood Burning Furnace" (1978). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 414, pp. 490-495.
5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Solar Energy IV
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12 Oct 1978