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Solar Walls, Trombe Walls, & Passive Solar Heating 101

April 28th, 2018 | by James Ayre

Solar walls, glazed solar collectors, and so-called Trombe walls are all different types of passive solar heating technologies based around the use of materials meant to absorb solar radiation (generally, dark-colored materials since dark colors absorb the heat better) and thermal mass. The end goal is to provide space heating, and often ventilation as well


We Told You Solar Power Was Great — America Agrees (Poll)

October 18th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Finally, America agrees that something good for the environment is also good for the economy. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a new poll this week, which showed that a high percentage of Americans agree solar power is a pretty good deal all around. 74% of those polled saw solar power as not only green and clean, but also as helping to produce jobs and bolster the economy. In fact, it was seen as the energy source most deserving of U.S. government support



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