passive solar heating

Definition

The goal of all passive solar heating systems is to capture the sun’s heat within the building’s elements and release that heat during periods when the sun is not shining. At the same time that the building’s elements (or materials) is absorbing heat for later use, solar heat is available for keeping the space comfortable (not overheated).

The goal of all passive solar heating systems is to capture the sun?s heat within the building?s elements and release that heat during periods when the sun is not shining. At the same time that the building?s elements (or materials) is absorbing heat for later use, solar heat is available for keeping the space comfortable (not overheated).