Design considerations for 
"Solar Heated" homes


Limited resources and high prices of fossil-based fuels have encouraged people to use solar energy as a heat source for homes. In order to use solar energy for heating homes we need to have methods to collect the heat in sunny hours, store the heat in some form, transfer the heat to the home at night or during cloudy hours.
Solar heated homes also need to be energy efficient, so they can maintain heat for as many hours as possible.

 Project description
In this project you can focus in one of the three basics of solar heated homes or you can study all 3 parts at the same time. For example you may want to focus on storing the energy and find methods or material that can store large amounts of heat and hold it for a long time.
 Details of this project
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