Active solar

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Active solar

A solar application, which uses electrical or mechanical equipment to assist in the collection and storage of solar energy for the purpose of heating, cooling, or making electricity.
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Being that Bill's main concern was the energy efficiency of the house, he chose to build with energy conserving materials and incorporate an active solar heating system.
When we returned from our research trip (see the March/April 2003 issue) we went out to the greenhouse and sure enough, even without the active solar heating system installed, the building was warmer than our passive solar house.