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Forum: Solar Heating 05-07-10, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Xringer
"Incidentally, this out-transmission of energy is...

"Incidentally, this out-transmission of energy is pretty much the largest heat loss in solar heating panels.
Most of it occurs in the form of radiant heat loss right back out the glass/lens of the...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-13-10, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Xringer
I was just looking at some inside storm windows.....

I was just looking at some inside storm windows..
Larson Manufacturing (http://www.larsondoors.com/storm_windows/products/insider_windows/)

They look very easy to install and may even be...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-11-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,946
Posted By Xringer
When I said it was way off, I mean way too high.....

When I said it was way off, I mean way too high.. I think the exiting light losses might be much less than 10%..

Here's an URL Understanding Energy-Efficient Windows - Fine Homebuilding Article...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-11-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,946
Posted By Xringer
"Alot of light and heat can get reflected back" ...

"Alot of light and heat can get reflected back"

To be clear, I'm only talking about light that gets inside the house. Not the sun light reflected off the exterior glass.


What I'm thinking...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-11-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,946
Posted By Xringer
When the sun (at a certain power level for a...

When the sun (at a certain power level for a certain amount of time) comes into the window,
and is inside your house..

Some of obviously bounces right back outdoors (unless everything inside is...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-10-10, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,946
Posted By Xringer
It sure seems like leaving the curtains (or...

It sure seems like leaving the curtains (or shades) open when it's sunny,
and closing them when it's not sunny does about the same thing.

Passive solar heating. I've been doing since 1973..
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