passive solar system

passive solar system

[′pas·iv ′sō·lər ‚sis·təm]
(mechanical engineering)
A solar heating or cooling system that operates by using gravity, heat flows, or evaporation rather than mechanical devices to collect and transfer energy.
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The Environmental Center moreover has a passive solar system previously installed and uses oil as a supplemented heating system.
This division can provide solar thermal, photovoltaic panels, wind power, and passive solar system design and installation, either independently or in addition to Solar Innovations, Inc.
And because the urethane on the outside is the world's best insulation, it stores enormous amounts of heat for a passive solar system that levels out the inside temperatures.
Teaming up with more than 300 construction firms throughout Japan, the OM Solar Association has sold the passive solar system for more than 20,000 new houses.
Although this passive solar system provides some of the heat energy, a majority of the heat in the building is generated by the ground source heat pump, in conjunction with a solar water heating system.
So, the topics including solar radiation, potential and feasibility study, flat and evacuated tube collectors, trough and Fresnel collectors, solar Stirling systems, heliostat fields, solar chimney, solar desalination, nanofluid in solar thermal systems, green buildings, passive solar systems, solar biomimetic systems, optimization in solar thermal systems, economic aspects of solar power plants, and solar CHP were announced for this special issue.
Passive solar systems can be integrated in the solution using various recycled materials.
Beginning with an overview of solar energy principles, types of applications and an assessment of the solar potential of the home, this volume covers active and passive solar systems, home energy efficiency, solar power system design, components, tax rebates and subsidies and system maintenance.
Using Markovian stochastic modeling to predict energy performance and thermal comfort of passive solar systems. Energy and Buildings 10(2):135-150.
This illustrates the greatest aspect of passive solar systems: their simplicity.
Passive solar systems are simple in concept and use, have few or no moving parts, require little or no maintenance, and require no external energy input.
It includes active and passive solar systems, radiant "terra-tile" flooring (of earth and cement) and alcoves and bookcases carved from 24-inch-thick walls.