DIY Solar Water Heating
DIY Solar Water Heating
Build Your Own DIY Solar Water Heating Panelheating | solar
Building your very own Solar Water Heating Panel
is not beyond anyone with basic DIY/handyman skills, and no specialist tools or equipment are required.
A hacksaw, wood saw, drill, hammer, screwdriver, nails, screws, paintbrush, file and a tape measure.
10 mm annealed copper tube, 16 swg aluminium sheet, timber for making a frame, glass fibre wool, marine-ply sheet, and 4 mm glass.
Making the panel yourself will save you 60%+ of the readymade versions, and if made correctly will last 20 years+. In addition, if you make it yourself, you'll also be able to maintain it yourself. The panel discussed here offers 50% efficiency which is on a par with commercially available units.
Full instructions are available at the following website
together with information about wind power, lead acid batteries, electical solar panels, and heat pumps. Take a look.
Alternatively have a look at this new Simple Solar Water Heating Design
Article Last Modified: 15:37, 21st Apr 2006
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