Sun Room

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A Passive Solar, Off-the-Grid Mountain Home

A Passive Solar, Off-the-Grid Mountain Home

It’s all about perspective. Hand-built and on the top of a mountain, it utilizes available water, sun and snow.

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Passive and Active Solar Retrofit on a Traditional Adobe

Passive and Active Solar Retrofit on a Traditional Adobe

An older adobe home was transformed to become an efficient, modern house with a south facing sun room and a south facing two-story Trombe wall.

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Active Solar: Thin-Film and Solar Evacuated Tubes In Action!

Active Solar: Thin-Film and Solar Evacuated Tubes In Action!

Located in Colorado, a state with over 300+ sunny days a year, the home owner is taking advantage of the sun as an energy source and using it to provide both electricity and heat.   The passive solar house boosts its efficiency with active solar photovoltaics (PV) to create electricity.  While the house creates its own electricity, […]

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Passive Solar Sun Room

Passive Solar Sun Room

A southern facing sun room is another method that can be used to integrate passive solar design into a structure.