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The 10-Degree Rule For Solar Gain

When you read about solar systems, especially solar thermal and passive systems, you may come across the "10-Degree Rule". The rule states that, wherever possible, a building should be constructed Read more »

Solar Gain in Passive Solar Homes

As with all forms of solar power – solar thermal, PV panels, solar chimneys and others – the amount and quality of sunlight to which a home is exposed is extremely important in holistic home design. Read more »

Pros and Cons of Direct Gain Passive Solar Homes

Direct gain passive solar homes have many advantages and disadvantages compared to other approaches. Historically, the first direct gain homes were often a complete mess, because the designers had Read more »

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