Introduction to passive solar heating system
Power resources are already a major problem for many under developing countries. There are very few resources that can be helpful to generate electricity from water especially in less developed countries. Therefore, the best thing they can do is to find the alternative ways to generate electricity.
If we look at the usage of power in our every day works, we see that almost everything works with the power and if we suppose our lives without electrical energy then there is no survival. Nevertheless, there is an alternative method to generate power for multipurpose chores known as the passive solar heating systems. It is basically the energy generated by the heat and light of sun. With the use of this amazing system, you are not required to use any mechanical power to work your tools.
Passive solar heating system converts the sunlight into different forms of energies such as air, Water and thermal mass etc. a common example of this technology is equator and solarium sides of the structure.
Uses of passive solar power heating system
There are various uses of solar passive heating. Some of the main uses are discussed below:
- Passive heating technology is used as the direct or indirect gain for power consumption.
- It is used for space heating, water heating and thermo siphon where thermo siphon is the technique that is based on the natural convection methods circulating liquids without using mechanical pumps.
- It is used for the thermal mass also known as the thermal capacitance or heat capacity which is used to store the heat.
- Used to slow down the in-door air temperature by using the phase change material techniques.
- Passive heating systems are also used in solar cookers, solar chimneys and earth sheltering etc.
This technique is the most cost effective method for providing heat to the buildings. As we know that the heat that is falling on to the top roof is more than the heat that goes inside the room, and most of the heat energy is wasted on the top roof because we can not utilize it for heating our rooms. When passive heating is inserted into the roof top of the house or building, it consumes all the heat and keeps the house and building warm. Moreover, it comes with less equipment, less price and multi function features that indoor heating systems do not provide. This system is used both for heating and cooling of the infrastructure. When some new building is designed with the use of passive solar systems, special equipment like air ducts, radiant floors, air ventilation and hot water etc are used as a part of the system inside the building, house or apartments.
This system is intergraded with walls, windows, doors, floors and roof of the particular building. The basic idea of using this technology is to collect, store, and release and distribute heating in all areas of the structure.
Passive system does not mean that all mechanical technologies knock downs but they are used with some resources of mechanical energy to generate best outcomes.
The new heating systems that are introduced in couple of years are more efficient and small in size as compare to the old traditional heating systems. They have the ability to back up heat for future use. The price of new solar systems is very less than the old ones because they are small in size and very much efficient as compare to the older traditional passive solar systems. Hence, we can say that they are now available with more comfort, easiness and all possible feasibilities that we need for heating or cooling our in-door houses and buildings.