Bubble Shading

The important thing to note about using a deep blanket of bubbles that completely fills the cavity space is that the multiple liquid bubble walls are highly transparent to the visible or PAR spectrum but are able to absorb the solar IR, which is the "heat" radiation of the sun. The heat radiation is absorbed and the high thermal capacitance of the liquid portion of the bubbles is able to absorb this thermal energy without allowing its transfer to the interior space. When the bubbles do begin to warm they can be replaced with a cool mass of new bubbles made from the Soap Solution reservoir.

The Soap Solution is maintained at a cool temperature by means of thermal exchange with the Liquid Thermal Mass. Thus the roof temperature remains cool while cutting the thermal radiation; this is a Dynamic Cooling? process.

Bubble Shading is very similar in effect to natural cloud cover and the diffuse "Cool Daylight?" is very different than what is normally entering buildings through skylights and such. Concurrently we also gain control of the roof temperature and can maintain a Cool Roof?. Such a system prevents the bubble shaded Sola Roof from becoming a contributor to air-conditioning demand. When combined with the Liquid Cooling system the process actually can regulate the interior building temperature and humidity while also controlling the quality and quantity of daylight entering the building.