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I think this would be a great thing to not do.
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In this modern age of building everyone out, some homes
get built extraordinarily close together. Neighborly
conversations via upstairs windows are done with ease
the shadow play between the buildings can't be good for
energy dynamics. A dud collective design really.
My solution, stimulated
by [8th of 7] thieving, is to
mirrors on the sides of the buildings, install a heat
absorbing mass and link the buildings with a solar lensing
Of course piping can conduct heat into the dwellings
the thermal mass and the canopy can be closed to cut
down on losses.
Pretty much a shared solar heat storage passage, that,
probably, you can walk into, with sunglasses on, to get a
And from a distaste of some ticky tacky boxes built near my work. [wjt, Jul 05 2017]
||Do the mirrors reflect onto this mass? Are they focused? do
they move and track the sun like a thermal power station?
||[WaffleWizard] Cheap and robust as possible. No, No, and No. A simple canopy lens that bends more of the sun, as it tracks, down to the mirrors and the mirrors deflect more of the light onto the mass of the side of the building.