SOLAR HOT WATER 2 DIY USING BLACK WATER HOSE SOLAR WATER HEATER SUN POWER

SOLAR HOT WATER 2 DIY USING BLACK WATER HOSE Solar Water Heater SUN POWER

Heating Your Home With A Simple Solar Water Heater

Winter home or workshop heating can quickly become a very expensive situation and not everyone is able to make use of firewood. But for the do-it-yourselfer there are other alternatives. Before you get started, I recommend you learn the basics of how home solar power systems work with this free course.

There are many ways to make an inexpensive solar-powered water heater and they are basically quite simple.

A typical design consists of a wooden frame, some corrugated metal sheeting painted black, and some high-temperature water tubing (PEX plastic or metal) also painted black. The tubing is in direct contact with the metal sheeting so that as the sun hits the metal, it heats up the piping.

A transparent acrylic sheet is placed over the frame but not touching any of the metal parts, so there is an air space is created between the acrylic glazing and the metal.

A common automotive radiator with a fan is connected to the solar heater. Hot water coming from the collector is circulated through the radiator and the cooled water returns to the bottom of the solar heater for re-warming.

The system may function without a water pump depending upon how it is designed but an inexpensive water pump would ensure it works smoothly.

Depending upon how your house is laid out, you could put the solar water heater on your porch and run an insulated 1″ pipe or hose through a wall. Or, if you want to get fancy, you could make a full, finished enclosure for it.

While this home solar power system will only work as long as the sun is shining, it is a proven, valuable addition to off-grid home heating plans. If you build a larger, more complex version, you might be able to store enough hot water to provide heating through the night.

You can click here for a much easier to understand, illustrated version of this article.

About the Author

Bob is a sustainable systems specialist who has spent over 2 decades researching and teaching others how to implement sustainable systems. He writes for SolarDIYPanel.com (http://solardiypanel.com) which has many informational articles on solar power. His expertise covers a rather extensive list of topics: Agroforestry, permaculture, aquaculture, green architecture, emergency preparedness, natural heating & cooling systems, water collection and purification, etc. He currently lives in rural Tennessee, where blackouts are frequent, income levels are generally very low and the folk are exceedingly resourceful.

To learn more you can take this free solar electricity starter course: http://solardiypanel.com/2010/09/diy-solar-starter-course/

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