Solar movies are a current internet fad but the most important solar movies are those that show you the effective and efficient way to use solar power is to build your home as a passive solar home based on your climate.
Read more about the solar movies on our website and see the link at the end of this article. In the meantime watch what Garry Baverstock A.M., award-winning green architect and solar specialist has to say:
Solar Movie | Climate Sensible Designs
In addition to our excellent building guide Low Energy Buildings in Australia and easily downloadable green home plans which are available on this website, we recommend the viewing of our solar movie, ‘Climate Sensible Designs – Living in a Home that Breathes’, as well as a number of past solar movie productions.
They give a clear idea of how you can empower yourself and live cheaply, comfortably and make a contribution towards saving our planet from the severity of uncontrolled Climate Change.
David Karsten, producer and presenter of several television programmes, takes you through the environmental reasons for building according to the sun.
Climate Sensible Designs is just one of our solar movies and David shows how easy it is to incorporate solar passive principles in your building design.
Once your eco-architect checks the location of your land and knows the sun’s angles for various times of the year in your area he/she will know where to place the windows, doors and shading for your new passive solar house.
Remember, it doesn’t matter whether you live in USA, Asia or Europe, the principles are still the same. Start with some research on the sun angles for your area. Once you have this information you can base the location and aspect of the house for the best passive solar results.
Eliminate Power Bills
By using the sun, wind and incoporating natural building materials you can reduce your heating and cooling bills dramatically. In some climates it is possible to completely eliminate power bills. Of course once you have a passive solar home you can choose a solar water heater and solar energy panels using photovoltaic cells, to bring your home truly into the 21st century.
Efficient water use, natural and low energy building materials, landscaping that suits the climate and local food production, will all add up to a carbon neutral or sustainable house.
Solar Movies | Passive Solar Design of Buildings
The first solar movie we made is also available from our on-line shop and the information is still valid today: Passive Solar Design of Buildings.
Imagine living in a solar passive house, with solar panels on the roof to create free electricity and a solar hot water system to supply free hot water on sunny days.
Solar Movies Available Here
Should you purchase our solar movie DVD, ‘Climate Sensible Designs’, please let us know if it helped your understanding of what can be done.