Passive and Active Solar Systems

Did you know that?

Solar energy can be captured passively and actively. In passive solar systems, the key is to allow solar radiation to pass through a selective material, such as glass, without allowing it to re-radiate back out. This is termed thermal storage and it can be used for several applications, including space heating for the home, to produce domestic hot water, and for the heating of swimming pools and spas. A passive solar heating system harvests energy from the sun without the use of electrical or mechanical devices.

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Happy Fall to Members and Supporters!

The SUN Co-op board is happy to announce that everything is coming together for construction of our solar project next summer! We are fully confident it is going to happen, with the connection costs from Hydro One coming in as low as hoped, the environmental reviews clearing, the site design getting confirmed, and the staffing to manage the project in place!

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Happy (belated) New Year to all our co-op members!

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The board is excited for the new year so we can finally get to work making our first solar project happen in Sudbury!

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Missed our AGM? Here’s our update!