Solar exposure sun studies


review solar paths for specific conditions

Click on the play button to show the animations of the solar path though the day for the longest and shortest days of the year

If we have a model established in the computer, then why not see how it works on the computer as well?  We can do just that for establishing how the building is exposed to the sun.  The models below show how the sun will track over the structure.  In one case, we want to see how we can establish heat gain during the winter.  Once the summer comes, we want to eliminate the heat gain.  The second model shows how the sun will be blocked by eaves or fabric shades to block the solar heat gain.

Winter sun study

summer sun study