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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2012, Article ID 465249, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/465249
Research Article

Thermal Efficiency of a Solar Wall in Tunisia

Laboratoire des Procédés Thermiques, Centre de Recherches et des Technologies de l'Energie, Technopôle de Borj-Cédria, BP 95, 2050 Hammam-Lif, Tunisia

Received 9 April 2012; Accepted 9 May 2012

Academic Editors: J. Kaldellis and K. T. Lee

Copyright © 2012 Narjes Dimassi and Leila Dehmani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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