South Studio Wall Indoors with Direct Sun

South Studio Wall Indoors with Direct Sun

Ideally, there will be no sun hitting the floor during the summer in a passive solar space because this can cause overheating. We do not have an eave that is long enough to shade our south windows and you can see in this graph how even a small amount of direct sun can heat up an area of the floor causing the whole space to be warmer (this is called solar gain which is desirable during the winter but unwanted in the summer). This fall, we are hoping to build an eave structure that will shade the south side of the building entirely to minimize solar gain in the summers.

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