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Synonyms: passive solar energies, énergies solaires passives, energias solares passivas, energías solares pasivas

Passive solar energy makes use of the benefits of sunlight through clever construction designs, like well-placed and sized windows and appropriate shades.
Passive systems have no moving parts and operate using local water pressure and solar radiation. There are no pumps or controls to maintain and no electrical energy is required to make it function.

Related terms:
solar cooling, weatherization, air collectors, active solar energies, single-line solar hot water systems, passive conditioning systems

Broader terms:
efficient construction of buildings

Narrower terms:
pipe insulations, shading a building, sun tubes

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