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Designing & building a solar house, your place in the sun.

Watson, Donald

Designing & building a solar house, your place in the sun.

by Watson, Donald

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Published by Garden Way Pub. .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementWatson, Donald, 1937-
The Physical Object
Pagination237 p.
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17587610M
ISBN 108473329

The Passive Solar House contains information on how to save money when building, how to avoid overheating, and which interior design features will lead to year-round comfort. Heavily illustrated, with color photos and easy-to-use formulas, this book is perfect for anyone considering a building project which maximizes energy efficiency. For a class project (PV Design, Appalachian State, Dr. Dennis Scanlin) I decided to try making a low cost PV (photovoltaic) tracker. Being able to follow the sun's path through the sky can raise your solar panel system's output considerably (%), but the argon filled ones can be a bit pricey, and seem to be a bit unsteady in wind.

The house. Choose or design a house with maximum exposure to cooling breezes and limited or no exposure to direct sun, depending on climate. Use careful design to improve performance in the case of poorly oriented sites or existing homes. Narrow, elongated or . The passive solar design concepts used in the Caspar Point house are repeated but adapted to a different setting by orienting the building vertically. The sun is the only energy source necessary to heat the five-story tower in the winter. Overhangs prevent overheating by the high summer sun. The house works as a cooling tower when windows are.

Although the book includes many house plans, it is also beneficial with its in-depth coverage of passive solar home design and illustrations of the sun-inspired home design concepts. It also touches on green building, energy-efficient construction and working with architects.   This is the essence of passive solar design. It has a big impact on how hard your air conditioner or heater will have to work. You can save a lot of money by letting the sun help heat your house in winter, especially in northern climates. And properly shading your house from the hot summer sun can save a lot of air conditioning costs. Most.


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Designing & building a solar house, your place in the sun by Watson, Donald Download PDF EPUB FB2

As a precursor to sharing key strategies to help you design your house to respond to the sun, it’s important to understand the fundamental building blocks of passive solar design.

This post is an introduction to those fundamentals and is the first in our series: Designing Your House to Respond to the Sun. Designing and Building a Solar House: Your Place in the Sun (A Garden Way publishing classic) [Watson, Donald] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Designing and Building a Solar House: Your Place in the Sun (A Garden Way publishing classic)5/5(1). @article{osti_, title = {Designing and building a solar house: your place in the sun}, author = {Watson, D}, abstractNote = {Solar space heating in past and present architecture is reviewed in Chapter 1.

In Chapters 2 through 5, the basic methods and principles of operation of Designing & building a solar house and active solar heating are presented. Here is the complete and practical book that can help turn your dreams of a solar house into reality.

Over photographs and drawings show you how to use solar design ideas and equipment to save construction and fuel costs on new or existing houses.5/5(1). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Watson, Donald, Designing & building a solar house.

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If solar access isn’t protected in your region, look for a lot that is deep from north to south and place the house on the north end of the lot. How a Passive Solar Home Design Works In simple terms, a passive solar home collects heat as the sun shines through south-facing windows and retains it in materials that store heat, known as thermal.

We can help you design a flexible and versatile solar power system plan for your home. A Note on Building Permits: Before going solar, you will need a building permit. In order to apply for a building permit, you will most likely need a site plan. This is merely a drawing of the place where you want to build the house.

Passive solar heating. Passive solar heating is the least expensive way to heat your home. Put simply, design for passive solar heating keeps out summer sun and lets in winter sun while ensuring that the building envelope keeps that heat inside in winter and allows any built up heat to escape in summer.

Incorporate sun-sensitive roof overhangs in your design, especially to shade interior spaces facing south and west. Place overhangs so they shield your house from heat in the summer, when the sun.

Designing with the sun extends beyond the interior of the home. Creating a variety of positive outdoor spaces oriented in different directions ensures that, regardless of the time of day, there will be a pleasant place to enjoy fresh air. Here are 5 of the world’s most famous buildings and landmarks that use solar power: 1.

Sundial Building Dezhou, China. Named the world’s largest solar-powered office building inthesquare-foot Sundial Building located in Dezhou, in the Shandong province of China was designed to look like a massive sundial.

When designing a passive solar house or building from the ground up one needs to make especial note of: the position of the sun in the sky at various times of year; the path that the sun. 2. Do some maths. By taking a few measurements you can calculate the exact length (L) of the shadow cast at midday by any object such as a tree, wall or the formula above all you need to know is H (the height of the thing casting the shadow) and A (the angle of the sun at midday).

You can calculate A at the equinox, summer solstice and winter solstice using the second. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a great opportunity for college students to get hands-on experience with the design and construction of houses and solar PV systems.

The collegiate competition—happening in Denver, Colorado at the time of publication—challenges student teams to design and build full-size, energy-efficient houses powered exclusively by solar energy.

Solar greenhouses and sunrooms share some common design features. To design a solar room or greenhouse, you need to understand the greenhouse effect, which occurs when sunlight enters the enclosed space through the glazing (window) and then gets absorbed and stored as heat energy.

The heat is then constrained to stay in the enclosed space [ ]. While there’s been a lot of excitement recently about passive homes and Passive House Certification, one of our favorite go-to building techniques is passive solar design.

It is actually different from Passive House and the technique has been around for ages. It is a very simple design concept wherein the building relies on its local climate and the sun for heat, instead of mechanical or. Figure 1. Designing with the sun in mind begins with predicting the path of the sun across the site and over the house.

Using this data, a designer can chart the sun's path and angle from the horizon (see Figure 3, page 2), providing specific details about the dimensions and positions of shading walls, overhangs, porches, and windows.

The Passive Solar House Using Solar Design to Heat and Cool Your Home by James Kachadorian The Passive Solar House gives readers a comprehensive look at the ten key principles of solar design that can complement any style of architecture or method of building.

Kachadorian's sensible approach is both appealing and reassuring for those who think innovation in solar design ended in the s.The changing colors of trees in fall signals that soon we'll need to turn on the heat.

It makes me realize how valuable the sun can be for heating our houses, saving energy and reducing bills — the flip side of designing a house for living without air s for passive solar heating work on two principles: maximizing the amount of sunlight that hits a house's interiors in the.

1. Orient the Greenhouse Toward the Sun (the South) This is where solar greenhouse design begins: the sun. The sun is not only your source of light for growth in the greenhouse, but your .