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Abstract Passive solar retrofit is the adding of solar features to an existing house. A retrofit can lower heating bills, but usually will not provide as much heat as a passive solar system designed into a new house. The type of retrofit, the condition of your house, and the cost of the project should all be considered before you invest in a solar retrofit. In North Carolina, common passive retrofits include: • windows & thermal mass storage for direct gain, • a thermosiphoning air panel (TAP) for direct gain, • a Trombé wall for indirect gain, and • a sunspace or greenhouse for isolated gain. Before you begin a passive solar retrofit, you should make sure that your house is energy-efficient, that it has a good southern exposure, and that the retrofit will be appropriate (in cost and function) for your house. You may also want to review passive solar principles described in the
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Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study