Passive Solar. Where Does Light Come From?. What is Passive Solar?. A system that collects, stores, and redistributes solar energy without the use of fans, pumps, or complex controllers (without MACHINES!) Some examples: Direct Gain Trombe Wall Sunspace. Direct Gain.
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What is Passive Solar? A system that collects, stores, and redistributes solar energy without the use of fans, pumps, or complex controllers (without MACHINES!) Some examples: • Direct Gain • Trombe Wall • Sunspace
Direct Gain South-Facing windows absorb Sun directly
Trombe Wall South facing window has an airspace and then a wall that absorbs the heat from the Sun to heat up the room.
Sunspace Collects heat for the main part of a building with a secondary room that is like a Green House.
Links http://activerain.com/blogsview/1205564/too-hot-to-blog-dog-days-of-summer http://www.lifed.com/6-ways-to-beat-the-heat-for-less Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects by Norbert Lechner