The Sunburst Passive Solar House

This truly attractive passive solar house—designed around an honest-to-goodness Trombe wall—represents the "state of the art" in (ultra) low-technology solar heating.



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The Sunburst passive solar house is as attractive (if not more so) than any conventionally heated structure both inside and out.
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The dining room. 
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Exterior of the Trombe wall.
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Openings at the foot of the wall allow cool air to be drawn away from the floor.
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A wood-burning fireplace contributes heat to the system when necessary.
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A decorative alcove for hanging plants.
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This balcony facilitates air circulation between the first and second floors.
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The living room.
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Diagram shows convection pattern of the house and function of the Trombe wall in summer and winter.
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The spacious and comfortable master bedroom. 
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