passive solar feature

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passive solar feature

Originally uploaded by wesh

A genius passive solar feature on a house on the NW side of Capitol Hill. The dark paint behind the glass on this south-facing wall absorbs tons of solar radiation, which the clear glass wall then traps between the glass and the house. With an open window upstairs and another downstairs these folks can likely heat their whole house via natural convection on a sunny day.

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