For much less than the cost of Real Estate fees, you can enjoy the
comfort and convenience of a passive solar home custom designed for you. Suncatcher Solar specializes in passive solar building design, the most cost effective
way to provide a substantial portion of your heating requirements.
Intelligent decisions in the building design make effective use of the
sunshine entering the home.
Passive solar design is the most cost effective way to use the sun’s
energy since there are very few, if any, additional construction costs.
The method uses intelligent decisions at the building design stage to
make effective use of the sunshine entering the home. Houses are
oriented with a south-facing wall of windows that maximize solar gain
during the winter and have suitable overhangs to minimize the solar gain
in the summer. If the south window area is large in proportion to the
floor area of the house, a thermal mass such as a concrete floor or
stone wall can be used to absorb some of the heat during the day and
radiate the heat at night. This design technique incorporates passive
solar heating, passive cooling and natural day lighting in a unified
design that reduces energy needs for heating in the winter, cooling in
the summer and artificial lighting.