Solar Buildings

  • David Hafemeister


These slogans contain a great deal of physics. Only thermally tight buildings can be successfully solar heated since solar flux is a low-density energy source with average power of 0.2 kW/m2. Hence, it is good advice to “insulate before you insolate.”


Solar Collector Astronomical Unit Solar Heated Water Solar Noon Solar Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Hafemeister
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoUSA

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