solar heat collectors

A good earth day job for BR---we are in the testing phase now, but excited about the potential. (just wish WNY had more sun!)

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    So we could definitely do this with school kids for Earthday!

    NO CUTTING CANS OR GLUEING CANS NO DRILLING JUST CANS SITTING IN BOX TEMP GOT UP TO 170 DEGREES IN ABOUT 45 MINS

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    Maybe the best description

    THIS IS A 64 CAN , MY FIRST TRY AT MAKING ONE SO I MADE A VIDEO OF IT

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    A good "how-to" site

    This section covers pumps, heat storage tanks, heat exchangers, differential controllers and all the other odds and ends needed to build DIY solar water heating and space heating Systems. Page Directory ? Thermal Storage Tanks, ... Some of the options available for storing heat or "coolth". Homemade EPDM lined plywood tanks Full Details...

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    Pictures of when BonaResponds first tried this

    Still a work in progress, stay tuned.&nbsp; Very optimistic<br>

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    Construction of a solar air heating collector using a flow through screen absorber

    Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers This is part of a program to test several solar air heating collector designs for performance... This collector design uses three layers of ordinary aluminum window (insect) screen l as the absorber.

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    A fast system from start to finish

    NEW HEATER I BUILT USING SHEET METAL POPCANS AND BUBBLEWRAP

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    Brilliant Newfoundlander Invents the Solution!

    Jim Meaney, owner of Cansolair Inc. displays how he converts pop cans into a powerful solar heating panel.

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    A screen system seems easiest

    This short video details the entire process of building a high performance, low cost, super easy and quick to build, double layer screen absorber for a solar hot air collector.

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    window air heater - for 3 bucks

    I built this with recycled materials from my shed and garage.

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    Picture of a flat panel (slanted works better)

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    A more technical (scientific) look at it

    The Zen of Passive Solar Heating Panel Design Morris R. Dovey Dedicated to the memory of Rob Sekeris, who encouraged and helped me to find the principles and words shared here. Copyright © 2010 Morris R. Dovey - All rights reserved.

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    Aluminum Downspout Solar Hot Air Collector Construction, Brainstorming and Development

    I love the caps that pipes that can be capped off in the summer. &nbsp;

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    Solar Pop Can Heater System Build Roundup - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog

    Solar Pop Can Heating Systems are getting quite popular these days. As heating costs rise everyone is looking for ways to save on their energy bill. Most people are aware of insulating and using good weatherstripping to keep the heat in and the cold out but many don't know about the alternate heating methods that are available.

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    Brian's Pop Can Solar Heater

    A complete walk through from start to finish

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    Solar air heater

    Solar air heaters are systems that collect solar energy and transfers the heat to passing air, which is either stored or used for space heating. The collectors are often black to absorb more of the sun's energy and a conductive material, often metal, acts as a heat exchanger.

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    Solar Thermal Storage Tank for WATER

    Shows method for storing heat in a easily built solar thermal storage tank. Heat can be used for domestic hot water heating and space heating.

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    Solar powered steam generator

    Graph www.yahoo.com www.energylan.sandia.gov/sunlab www.dynamicenergy.net www.eren.doe.gov www.psa.es/project/tower This is a website about a device that harnesses energy from the sun, makes steam, and turns turbines, to make electricity. www.energylan.sandia.gov/sunlab To design and construct a working solar powered steam generator model that will produce over 33% efficiency.

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    Solar Window Heater

    An evolution in design, Solar Window Air Heater breakthrough patented passive solar air heating shutter system looks just like a vertical house window shutter - but does something no other window shutter can do - generates heat! Use the power of the sun to help generate free heat and reduce your heating bills with solar heating technology.

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    Designing the Ultimate Solar Hot Air Collector!

    This video summarizes and rates several solar hot air collector absorber designs including the black box, backpass, vented soffit, double layer screen and aluminum downspout. It explains the importance of considering airflow, along with temperature rise, when evaluating a collector's performance.

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    40,000 solar cookers in Darfur

    Phil Shapiro (Takoma Park, Md.) sent us this video of solar cookers being built and deployed by villagers in Darfur. Amazing to think what impact some cardboard and foil material can have on the health and well-being of tens of thousands of people. [Thanks, Phil!] 40,000 solar cookers in Darfur

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