Here is a very informative 6 part video podcast training course that is so comprehensive that once you have completed all of the sections you will have an advanced knowledge of passive solar energy science and design. You will be well on your way to becoming an expert in passive solar techniques and calculations and a resource to people that want to build a low or even zero energy home.
Here is a summary of what you will learn and what each of the 6 sections will detail for you the student.
1- Reduce your energy bills
2- Lessen your dependence on fossils fuels
3- Improve the comfort of your home.
4- Improve the ventilation of your home with benefits to your health.
Most people know that the sun can be used to heat a building, but not many people know that passive solar can be used to cool, light and ventilate a building as well. We have pulled together for the reader all of the videos in this excellent 6 part series on passive solar design techniques for the homeowner from Architect Thomas Doerr. He also has books available on the subject
Here is what you will learn:
1- Overview and definitions – Video 1
2- What are direct gain systems – Video 2
3- Indirect and Isolated gain systems – Video 3
4- Building orientation – Video 4
5- Solar shading
7-Glass type – Video 5
11- Other strategies
12-Case Study – Video 6
Many of the passive solar techniques and technologies do not cost more to implement and can save the homeowner big dollars on expensive HVAC systems.
You may want to bookmark this page as a reference. Enjoy the series and be sure pass it on to your friends.
Please let me know if you enjoyed the podcasts and what you think you need as far as solar training next as you prepare to be the solar expert you want to be. ( [email protected])