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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 »
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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Solar Gain in Passive Solar Homes
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The 10-Degree Rule For Solar Gain
Thermal Mass for Passive Solar Homes
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Using Thermal Mass in Passive Solar
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