Direct solar gain

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Direct solar gain

1. Solar energy obtained directly through a window.
2. A method that relies on the orientation of the building, the location of its openings, the building’s materials and their attributes, the structure’s heat storage capabilities, and its insulation systems. In this method, sunlight is allowed to enter the building through south-facing windows. Light is absorbed directly by the thermal mass, which stores and releases the heat as the building cools. See also: Passive solar design
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Along with the new discoveries there is great focus on the passive solar energy gain, passive solar building design is used in which windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer.
The enjoy house utilizes a passive solar building design that manipulates the sun's warmth and light to achieve desired indoor comfort levels and provide day lighting.