DIY Trombe Wall Made From River Rock and Wire : This is nothing more than a gabion of wood and wire mesh, filled with river rock, creating a thermal mass that absorbs heat all day and releases it at night.
Using a Trombe Wall, Earth Heating, and a Rocket Mass Heater to heat our house (solar forum at permies) Indirect-gain solar heating system. Wall absorbs the solar energy and in turn heats the room through conduction and radiation.
It would be cool to encase aliens without contaminating the water somehow. Fiberglass water storage tube tanks for passive solar heating & cooling system Trombe walls. Prevent temperature swings in greenhouse or sunroom by storing excess solar energy.
The Trombe Wall: Low Tech Solar Design Makes A Comeback. Trombe walls are particularly well-suited to sunny climates that have high diurnal (day-night) temperature swings, such as the mountain-west : TreeHugger
a water trombe wall combined with a dual purpose solar + stack ventilation chimney, with mechanically controlled vents, for an attached passive greenhouse/conservatory that also heats/cools the home, circulates air, and lets light and fresh air in Más