Solar house


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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.

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.

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.
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The self-sufficient solar house in Freiburg-results of 3 years of operation [electronic version].
Though adapted to accommodate modern times, the Solar House is inspired mainly by Ancient Egyptian architecture.
While several papers are directly related to HVAC systems and components, other papers focus on predictive controls in solar houses, phase change materials, geothermal systems, airflow networks, and radiant/hydronic floor and ceiling panels.
It takes eight minutes for sunlight to reach the earth's surface and about two years to plan and design a solar house for the Solar Decathlon, which took place this October in Washington.
The Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon team is flexing its power as it prepares to launch the construction phase of the University's first solar house Feb.
THE PASSIVE SOLAR HOUSE is a welcome and "user friendly" guide recommended to homeowners who are seeking to reduce the expenses of heating and cooling regardless of the age or condition of their houses.
THE Solar House and its Solar Lodge are located in the Ballinskelligs region of south Kerry, an area of great natural beauty.
Instead of proposing the traditional use of batteries to convert and store solar power, our students suggested using hydrogen fuel cells, which are nonpolluting and absolutely guarantee that our solar house will be self-sufficient.
Since completing the project, close to 2000 people have been through the Mawson house on Solar House Days.
They designed their house to look more like a traditional American home than an experimental solar house.
Down the road, Yaholnitsky sees Solarsoft providing information on passive solar house design and energy-efficient landscaping to homeowners and businesses.