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Passive Solar Heating: Indirect Gain

Passive Solar Heating: Indirect Gain

Sun is the source of energy for our planet. It provides light and is used to heat the planet. The energy of sun is now being incorporated in building designs by using the principle of indirect gain. This solar energy is in turn used to heat the building by use of water walls, trombe walls, sun rooms and solar ponds.

Cool Your House Through Solar Cooling Tower

Cool Your House Through Solar Cooling Tower

Solar energy is not only being used for the purpose of lighting and heating a building. One of the most ancient uses of solar energy is cooling of the building. Solar cooling towers are being used from centuries in order to cool homes.

Heating Homes With Solar Roof Ponds

Heating Homes With Solar Roof Ponds

Roof ponds are gaining popularity as the house warming as well as cooling devices. They use solar energy to warm the house through the process of convection. The best feature of solar roof ponds is that they are extremely cost efficient.

Passive Solar Technique: Solar Direct Gain

Passive Solar Technique: Solar Direct Gain

There is a very thin line between direct and indirect solar gain that differentiate both the techniques. The materials used are some, but the placement is dissimilar. Direct gain is a type of passive solar gain, which explains the collection, storage, and distribution of heat energy through convection.

Some Facts About Solar Energy

Some Facts About Solar Energy

Our Earth receives 174 petawatts (PW) of solar radiations at the upper atmosphere, out of which almost 30% is reflected back to space whereas the rest is absorbed by clouds, oceans and land masses.

Energy Tower : Major Solution to World’s Problems.

Energy Tower : Major Solution to World’s Problems.

Researchers have designed a product that its inventors claim could easily produce between 15 and 20 times the total electricity the world uses today. Not only that, it could also be used as a desalination device and may be able to reverse the effects of global warming.

Energy Story: What is Energy?

Energy Story: What is Energy?

This is second is energy story series of articles that defines what is energy. it also discuss in detail energy’s different forms and their uses especially food cycles and thermal energy.

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