Perforated Plate Solar Wall at GM Canada
Perforated plate solar wall at GM Canada is located at Oshawa, Ontario. Solar wall cladding was installed in 1991 at a General Motors lead-acid battery plant in Oshawa, Ontario. The product, trademarked Solarwall, performs like a solar panel, but looks like a conventional metal wall. The system provides heated ventilation air for the plant. It operates by drawing air through a large number of small holes that penetrate the cladding. Results from monitoring this installation have confirmed the excellent performance of this product. Field data indicate an average active solar efficiency level of 72% over the 8 month local heating season.