A house that uses passive solar heating in the Northern Hemisphere will?
- LukeLv 72 months ago
That might depend on which lattitude it's at.
- squeezie_1999Lv 72 months ago
Likely be very chilly, especially at night in the winter. I have followed developments in the this area for 30+ years and as far as I know, no one has successfully pulled off a completely passive solar house, 100% off the grid in New England. There are always a few week long spells of below freezing temperature and that takes a lot of calories of storage capacity to overcome. The few 'solar'houses in CT all had massive pump systems, complicated plumbing and backup conventional heating. 100% Passive solar heating works well in Arizona and possibly Georgia, but not much further North.