active solar system

active solar system

[′ak·tiv ′sō·lər ‚sis·təm]
(mechanical engineering)
A solar heating or cooling system that operates by mechanical means, such as motors, pumps, or valves.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The active solar system involves five kilowatts of solar panels on the upper roof that feed excess electricity into the power grid and produce revenue of approximately $4,500 a year.
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