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Solar cap framework construction photos and videos

Here are some videos…

Here are photos of the intricate framework for the solar cap being constructed. Click on photo for slideshow and to view full size.

Read more details about the innovative solar cap HERE.

 

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Innovative solar cap going up!

One of the most special features of the Kilung Shedra is the solar cap. This large expanse of special glass will cover most of the inner courtyard and will provide passive solar heat for the building. It will create sun-warmed sheltered spaces where students and monks can study during the day, while producing passive heat to the adjacent areas.

From architectural rendering to reality!

Kilung Rinpoche, with the advice of specialized engineers, chose this design to avoid the environmental impact of heating with coal and to minimize costly electric heating bills.

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