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Some of the "early" solar homes of the 1970s had to be managed the way you would a sailboat, paying strict attention to sun and wind, ventilation and insolation.

We've learned, judging from experience, since then.

PS:  Some of the earliest solar homes, for instance Maria Telkes' phase change heat storage house, would have worked much better if they had paid more attention to insulation and air infiltration.

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Fri Apr 22nd, 2022 at 04:48:04 PM EST
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My first student job, in about 1978, was to write a program to calculate sol-air temperatures by season and latitude, for various locations in New Zealand. Working for a professor of architecture.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Sun Apr 24th, 2022 at 10:08:21 AM EST
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