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Side Lit GreenHouse
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A possible passively heated & cooled Greenhouse arrangement is shown. It is designed to use minimal electrical energy for heating and cooling.

Sunlight is concentrated by steerable mirrors at the left side, and focused through side windows. An overhead scaffold holds radiation shielding material (regolith, ice, or any other material). Air ducts and passageways allow warm air convection to other habitat modules to the right, such as workshops, a kitchen, etc. Not shown are curtains which can be closed at night to retain heat when needed, or opened to allow wind cooling, with chimneys for additional convective cooling if needed.

Design by Bruce Mackenzie.
Special thanks to Jan Olsen, a Mars Foundation intern from Norway. Let us know if you would like to help with similar designs.
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Album name:bam / Hillside Settlement 1
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Keywords:GreenHouse, cooling, heat, wind, solar, sunlight, emergency, passive
Copyright Info:by Bruce Mackenzie, Copyright 2006 by Mars Foundation
Artist or Photographer:Design by Bruce Mackenzie, drawing by Jan Olsen, Mars Foundation intern
File Size:518 KB
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