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solar house

[¦sō·lər ¦hau̇s]
(building construction)
A house with large expanses of glass designed to catch solar radiation for heating.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Solar house

A building designed so that the sun’s rays are used to maximum advantage in heating, supplementing, or replacing other heating methods, including a vast array of solar panels on the roof.
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solar house

A dwelling designed to utilize the sun’s rays to maximum advantage for heating the house and providing hot water; an auxiliary heat source is usually provided; see active solar-energy system and passive solar-energy system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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