Product of the Week / What's New

Enerconcept Technologies: Solar Air Heater

The Lubi™ solar air heater features significant energy savings and quick paybacks for commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. The wall-mounted solar collector simulates an aesthetic architectural glass-like facade, and provides up to 80.7 percent peak heating efficiencies. The solar air heater is capable of producing temperature increases of up to 81°F (45°C) above ambient outdoor temperatures. This allows it to fulfill applications ranging from pre-heating outdoor air to supplemental heating of facilities, depending upon the application, geography, and weather conditions. Maximum outputs are 254 Btuh/ft2 (800 W/m2). Each polycarbonate panel has 906 perforations. The Lubi’s panels greatly reduce thermal loss because of their transparency and the cooling effect of outdoor ambient air being drawn through the perforations by the building’s HVAC air-handling system. In Southern climates where dehumidification is used to precondition high latent heat loads of outdoor air, the solar air heater can also be used for desiccant regeneration when positioned upstream from gas-fired heaters used for enthalpy wheel drying. Panel perforations are dimpled and contoured to prevent rainwater infiltration. A UV-resistant coating prevents fading and discoloration. In summer, when heating equipment is idle, the Lubi doesn’t overheat because heat escapes through the collector and doesn’t pose an additional cooling load to the building.

Enerconcept Technologies; 866-829-1690;;

eProduct 181

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Howard Weiss
Howard Weiss, executive vice president, HVAC Excellence stopped by The NEWS’ booth at the AHR Expo to discuss HVAC Excellence’s upcoming conference, networking opportunities at large expo’s, and much more. Posted on Feb. 27.
More Podcasts


NEWS 02-23-15 cover

2015 February 23

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

HVAC Trends

The NEWS regularly reports on HVAC industry trends in our weekly issues. What trends do you see?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con