Passive solar energy system

Passive solar energy system

A system by which energy is collected from the sun and stored; it is then distributed throughout the structure by natural means of conduction convection or radiation.
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passive solar energy system

A building subsystem in which solar energy is collected and transferred predominantly by natural means; uses natural convection, conduction, or radiation to distribute thermal energy through a structure, within the limits of the indoor design temperature conditions. Compare with active solar energy system.
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The Tucson ZEH makes extensive use of active and passive solar energy systems. TEP has agreed to run the home's meter backward and credit homeowners when the home's renewable energy systems put power back into the grid.