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Building Integrated Solar Thermal (BIST)-siding creates energy while integrating into the architectural design of your building. SubSolarThermal from Sol-Ice is the most efficient Building Integrated Solar Thermal siding on the market (as of March 2012). It is able to produce more than 70 BTU/sq ft/hr from a south facing wall. Sol-Ice has been able to create Glycol temperatures with a Delta T of more than 50 F above ambient temperatures even with an average temperature of 30 deg (That is below freezing!).
The patent-pending SubSolarThermal products work well with all wall finishes that transfer heat. Solar Thermal Siding can produce even more total energy than standard solar panels if the design and orientation of the building is just right. Sol-Ice can turn a brick, stucco, stone, metal sided wall into a solar generating surface. The system is designed to pull latent heat off the back side of these finish products and move it back to the mechanical room to provide heat.