Solar System Stores Heat on Sunny Days
It's a good thing to have a solar heating system, even better if it could also store power for overcast days. This house in New Zealand is being built with a prototype system that does that. Solar panels on the roof are stored in a heat core of dirt that is insulated by polystyrene below a concrete pad. On bad weather days, the heat is transferred from the pad to heat the house. The eco-friendly home will also have thicker exterior walls and double glazing.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 1, 2010 8:50 AM