Monolithic silica aerogel offers the possibility of combining super insulation and high solar energy transmittance, which has been the background for a previous and a current EU project on research and development of monolithic silica aerogel as transparent insulation in windows. Generally, windows form the weakest part of the thermal envelope with respect to heat loss coefficient, but on the other hand also play an important role for passive solar energy utilisation. For window orientations other than south, the net energy balance will be close to or below zero. However, the properties of aerogel glazing will allow for a positive net energy gain even for north facing vertical windows in a Danish climate during the heating season. This means that high quality daylight can be obtained even with additional energy gain. On behalf of the partners of the two EU projects, results related to the window application will be presented here.
|Title of host publication||EuroSun 2004 : Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||EuroSun 2004 - Freiburg, Germany|
Duration: 20 Jun 2004 → 24 Jun 2004
Conference number: 5
|Period||20/06/2004 → 24/06/2004|