Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

MIT Libraries logo MIT Libraries

Search Account

MIT Buildings: Solar II

Bibliography

Solar II

Solar House II was completed in 1947. Its heat collectors were located not on the roof, but on the south facing wall. The laboratory was divided into seven sections, each of which contained differing amounts and types of heat collectors (stacked cans painted black).

 

No power was needed to run the system except an air circulating fan. However, heat loss was very significant on winter nights, even with an aluminized screen between the glass and the storage area.

 

Solar House II was converted into Solar House III in 1949.