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Thermal performance and economic benefits of residential passive solar systems

Thermal performance and economic benefits of residential passive solar systems

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Published by Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar heating -- Passive systems,
  • Solar buildings,
  • Solar air conditioning

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by JBF Scientific Corporation ; principal investigators, R.W. Neal, R.A. Wood, T.F. McCabe.
    ContributionsNeal, R. W., Wood, R. A., McCabe, T. F., JBF Scientific Corporation., Electric Power Research Institute.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17601849M
    OCLC/WorldCa20643879


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