Passive Solar Design
Optimal placement of building elements (e.g. windows, doors, heaters) can play a significant role in insulation by considering the impact of solar radiation on the building and the prevailing breezes. (See Passive Solar Design) Reflective laminates can help reduce passive solar heat in pole barns, garages and metal buildings.
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... Photovoltaic thermal hybrid solar collectors(PVT), are systems that convert solar radiation into thermal and electrical energy ... which converts electromagnetic radiation (photons) into electricity, with a solar thermal collector, which captures the remaining energy and removes waste heat from the PV module ... method, it causes the thermal component to under-perform compared to a solar thermal collector ...
... The equation of time is the difference between apparent solar time and mean solar time ... Apparent (or true) solar time can be obtained for example by measurement of the current position (hour angle) of the Sun, or indicated (with limited accuracy) by a sundial ... Mean solar time, for the same place, would be the time indicated by a steady clock set so that over the year its differences from apparent solar time average to ...
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... Metallized boPET is intended to be used for solar sails as an alternative means of propulsion for spacecraft such as Cosmos 1 Metallized boPET solar curtains reflect sunlight and heat away from windows ... Aluminized, as an inexpensive solar eclipse viewer, although care must be taken, because invisible fissures can form in the metal film, reducing its effectiveness ... sailboats and hanggliders Use boPET films as the back face of the PV modules in solar panels Metallized boPET as a reflector material for solar cooking stoves To bridge control surface gaps on sailplanes, reducing ...
4,500 tons (4,000 metric tons) of structural steel, and its floors have a passive solar design, with each floor on the south-facing side extending 15 in (380 mm) beyond the one below ... This design allows for the building to use nearly 60% less energy than most other buildings of the sort ...
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