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There are four primary passive solar energy configurations: The four elements are direct solar gain, indirect solar gain, isolated solar gain and passive cooling. Direct solar gain Direct gain attempts ...
Passive solar buildings aim to maintain interior thermal comfort throughout the sun''s daily and annual cycles whilst reducing the requirement for active heating and cooling systems. Passive solar building ...
... using sunlight through passive solar, active solar, and photovoltaic techniques and using plants and trees through green roofs, rain gardens, and for reduction of rainwater run-off. Many other techniques, ...
... single-slope, double-slope (or greenhouse type), vertical, conical, inverted absorber, multi-wick, and multiple effect. These stills can operate in passive, active, or hybrid modes. Double-slope stills ...
... and cooling equipment.  A solar chimney (or thermal chimney) is a passive solar ventilation system composed of a vertical shaft connecting the interior and exterior of a building. As the chimney warms, ...
... 1832. In the 20th century artificial lighting became the main source of interior illumination. Daylighting systems collect and distribute sunlight to provide interior illumination; they are passive systems. ...
... their buildings toward the south to provide light and warmth. The common features of passive solar architecture are orientation relative to the Sun, compact proportion (a low surface area to volume ratio), ...
... these variations. Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive or active depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight. Active solar techniques use photovoltaic panels, ...
... into two groups: Active solar heating uses pumps which move air or a liquid from the solar collector into the building or storage area. Passive solar heating does not require electrical or mechanical equipment, ...
... buildings with an east-west orientation to increase the number of south-facing windows minimizes energy use, by maximizing passive solar heating. Tight building design, including energy-efficient windows, ...
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