Passive Solar House Design Using a Two-Story Trombe Wall

Architect Douglas Kelbaugh built his family's solar heated and cooled home with a passive design using a collector wall.

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This passive solar home is heated and cooled by a two-story Trombe wall. Sunlight is converted to heat and trapped between the glass windows and the wall and used to heat the house and its attached greenhouse.
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