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Passive Cooling: Rock Wall. A Natural Thermostat:    "Large rocks squeezed into together by 'wood shelves' insulate the South face of the house. The rocks absorb the heat during the day lowering the solar gain. At night the rocks give heat back into into the air as the temperature outside drops. The rock wall and the desert climate work in concert to passively cool the house."

Project: Three Trees Location: Eagle Rock, California Large rocks squeezed into together by 'wood shelves' insulate the South face of the house. The rocks absorb the heat during the day lowering the solar gain. At night the rocks give heat back into into the air as the temperature outside drops. The rock wall and the desert climate work in concert to passively cool the house. Jeremy Levine Design www.jeremylevine.com

Backyard Bioshelter --- Four-Season, Passive Solar Greenhouse

Design and installation of a backyard bioshelter: a four-season, high-performance, passive solar greenhouse for a residence in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

How – and Why – to Build a Passive Solar Greenhouse

The decision to build an eco-friendly greenhouse on our little farm in Pennsylvania was really an afterthought. My wife Shana and I had just bought our first piece of heavy equipment, a used Caterpillar skid

Designing and building a passive solar home in the far north isn't all that difficult. One needs a compass and a way of measuring exactly w...

Designing and building a passive solar home in the far north isn't all that difficult. One needs a compass and a way of measuring exactly w...

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A passive solar home requires five elements in order to take full advantage of the free and plentiful heat of the sun: an aperture to let in the sun’s warming rays, a control device to keep t…

Renewable Energy for the Poor Man: Thermosiphon Solar Air Heater with heat storage

This is a solar air heater that uses the sun's heat to pump air into the house. It also stores heat into a bed of rock. Even after the su...

Water Tanks as Passive Home Solar Heat Storage                                                                                                                                                     More

Water storage tanks are the best (and cheap!) choice for those asking how to store excess solar energy at home without using solar panels. Increase the indoor temperature by passively storing excess solar energy at home...