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... to control the amount of direct solar radiation reaching the living space. The cost effectiveness of these configurations are currently being investigated in great detail and are demonstrating promising ...
... and thermal radiation through roof, walls, floor and windows. Convective heat transfer Convective heat transfer can be beneficial or detrimental. Uncontrolled air infiltration from poor weatherisation ...
... are numerous systems based on "soft" processes. These include natural biological principles such as mechanical systems (sand filtration, lava filter systems and systems based on UV-radiation) biological ...
... spacecraft propulsion using large membrane mirrors to exploit radiation pressure from the Sun. Unlike rockets, solar sails require no fuel. Although the thrust is small compared to rockets, it continues ...
Solar radiation stimulated chemical processes use solar energy to drive chemical reactions. They offset energy that would otherwise require an alternate source and can convert solar energy into a storable ...
... devices from 7–8% to 15–20%. Space solar power systems would use a large solar array in geosynchronous orbit to collect sunlight and beam this energy in the form of microwave radiation to receivers (rectennas) ...
... light to pass during the winter. Since bare, leafless trees shade 1/3 to 1/2 of incident solar radiation, there is a balance between the benefits of summer shading and the corresponding loss of winter ...
Solar energy technologies use solar radiation for practical ends. Technologies that use secondary solar resources such as biomass, wind, waves and ocean thermal gradients can be included in a broader description ...
... A range of experimental solar vehicles provide ground, air and sea transportation. Energy from the Sun The Earth receives 174 petawatts (PW) of incoming solar radiation (insolation) at the upper atmosphere. ...
... panel. The heat is thus taken from the panel and transferred to a storage container. Other uses Solar heating also refers to the heating of any objects, including buildings, cars, through solar radiation. ...
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