Passive solar

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Passive solar

Technologies that convert sunlight into usable heat, cause air movement for ventilation or cooling, or store heat for future use, without the assistance of other energy sources. A type of design which takes maximum advantage of the sun’s energy to help warm the home in winter and helps to redirect or block that energy to reduce cooling needs in the summer.
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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.