By: Travis Leiter. Passive Solar Energy. What is “passive” solar energy. Passive solar energy is also known as “passive solar design” or “climate design”. Houses and building are designed with the idea of obtaining heat during the winter and keeping heat out during the summer.
By: Travis Leiter
Passive Solar Energy
Unlike active solar energy, passive solar energy uses no mechanical or electric parts.
north side because
winter winds generally
come from the North.
Solar Chimney (ventilation)
Overhang: very important
hot air updraft
pulling heat out of
closed in order to save heat/cold
Larger UPDRAFT towers heat greenhouse like areas underneath the tower and the hot air updraft spins turbines to generate electricity.
Minimum of 10% more than conventional homes