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How Does a Trombe Wall Work?

How Does a Trombe Wall Work?"In Germany, Otto Haesler, Walter Gropius, and others designed schematic Zeilenbau flats that optimized sunlight, and following the import of “heliotropic housing” to the U.S., wartime fuel shortages during World War II quickly popularized passive solar heating. It was not until 1967 that the first Trombe wall was implemented by architect Jacques Michel in Odeillo, France."

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