active solar system

active solar system

[′ak·tiv ′sō·lər ‚sis·təm]
(mechanical engineering)
A solar heating or cooling system that operates by mechanical means, such as motors, pumps, or valves.
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The events "serve as evidence that we live in an active solar system with potentially hazardous objects passing through our neighborhood with surprising frequency," said Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Texas Democrat.
An active solar system provides hot water for the cloakrooms, and electricity is generated by a bank of photovoltaic cells.
The Passivhaus includes roof top active solar systems sponsored by SolarBC.
Another technology to directly use solar energy is solar heating in buildings (SHB), including passive or active solar systems.
All active solar systems are comprised of collectors, usually two pumps, a control device that turns the system on and off, a storage tank as well as a system of pipes, which connect various elements.
team will apply an integrated and comprehensive approach in design, construction and operation of the house and surroundings, incorporating a wide range of features from ultra-efficient geothermal heat pumps to passive and active solar systems.