From Dictionary of Energy
solar gain sovereignty
Solar. the amount of energy that a building absorbs due to solar energy striking its exterior and conducting to the interior, or by passing through windows and being absorbed by materials in the building.
Solar. a greenhouse that requires minimal use of supplemental energy because it is designed and built to make maximum use of solar energy for both heating and lighting.
solar heat gain
see SOLAR GAIN.
solar heat pump
Solar. a system that combines the use of a solar energy system with a heat pump, to increase the efficiency of both; e.g., the lesser amount of heat collected by a solar system in winter may be too low in itself for use in direct heating but can be used as a source for a heat pump instead.
solar home system (SHS)
Solar. a standalone electrical power supply system for single buildings by means of solar energy, typically used to operate small appliances in rural areas without electrification.
solar hot box
Solar. a wooden box with a clear glass top that allows solar radiation in, and a black inner lining that absorbs this radiation and converts it to heat. A precursor to modern solar thermal collectors, used to heat food and water.
solar hour angle
Solar. the angle at which the earth must turn...
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