thermopane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

thermo- +‎ pane, originally a trademark.

Noun[edit]

thermopane (plural thermopanes)

  1. An insulated glazing unit.
    • 2007 May 20, Mark Svenvold, “The Zero-Energy Solution”, New York Times:
      There was nothing odd, or futuristic, or exotically “eco” about the house — no solar panels to be seen, no giant arrays of thermopane windows passively drinking up light and heat; yet here, I’d been told, in the Sourland Mountains in New Jersey, an hour from Manhattan, was a house that had the potential — not long from now, not 20 years from now, but maybe within 5 to 10 years — to help turn millions of American homes into fully self-sustaining power plants, each one capable of producing hydrogen to fuel cars as well.