The summer solstice sun hits the south wall at a very oblique angle. I don't think it's imparting very much energy to the wall; when I put my hand on the wall just now (1:30pm), it wasn't unpleasantly hot, although I singed my feet on the relatively light stone walkway. Earlier and later in the year we'll get more energy from the sun on the wall. So it seems like the main thing is to keep the summer sun from shining into the interior of the house through the windows during the hot season, but allow it to shine through during the cold season. At the depths of winter, the sun will be striking the wall at a much less oblique angle as well, so it will absorb a much larger percentage of the sun's energy.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
- Name: Ted Lemon
- Location: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Author of the ISC DHCP server and the DHCP Handbook, Dharma practitioner, living in Brattleboro, et cetera.
I also have a more geek-oriented blog
Some Blogs I Follow
- Andrea (my sweetie)
- Will Shetterly (Santoshin, author, ULF warrior)
- Emma (Santoshini and author, with minors in Coffee and Guitar)
- Scott (Bi-summeral YA and SF author)
- Kat (High Energy Habitat-walla)
- Penni (Student of Language)
- Sajjad Zaidi (Moderately geeky news from Pakistan)
- Linda Nagata's blog
Visits from around the world
- One Thousand Acts of Peace
- Wonderful Ashtanga Yoga teacher in Tucson
- The root of the Ashtanga lineage
- Comic relief
- Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally
- Airplane Seat Guru
- Good Geek Advice?
- This guy is fussier about coffee than I
- DNSSEC Deployment assembly point
- Memory Pool System
- Magic Ink - some notes on UI design
- Okay, the deal is that the sun rises in the northe...
- An observation about solar orientation: it's 9:45a...
- I'm going to make what I assume is an unoriginal o...
- I changed the name of my blog because I am concern...
- The storm seems to have passed...
- We survived the ten-day retreat...
- Back in the day, I used to be really into hiking...
- A few more pictures, by popular demand...
- Septic tank in, Water vault in...
- Putting the pipe in the trench...