heating solar panels made with 180 soda cans.
How to Make Your Own Solar Panels
You can see I am on a greenhouse / gardening – kick. And so I followed Daniel Strohl from Hemmings.com, who made this solar panel out of need for heating. He wanted to tinker in his garage but it was too cold in Winter. So, he created his own heating system. After 3 years of refining his solar heating project, here it is:
I love Daniels’ practical approach of just finding a key element and then adjusting all the other elements to match. For this version of his solar panel, he found an old glass sliding door, and then used that as his measuring stick for all the other materials. He cut his 2×4’s and back plywood to that size for the box, and just filled it up with cans, with turned out are 180.
Panel Effectiveness: How Much Heat Does it Produce?
Daniel recorded temperature differentials up to 120 degrees in full sun and up to about 80 degrees in a mixture of sun and clouds. Not enough to boil water (almost), but sure enough to heat up a garage, greenhouse or garden guest house.
source: Daniel Strohl who writes for Hemmings.com, yes, that funky car site! You can find the full details of how to make heating solar panels on his site.
Easy enough. We can do this…
Professional Complete Overview on How to Build Your Own Solar Power
OK. Granted, Daniel is really into cars, not solar power. So, I thought to bring you to Renewable energy enthusiast, Michael Harvey (Earth 4 Energy), who is instead an expert in the field of solar power, and is passionate about slashing electricity bill by 75% or so.
Click Here! if you want to build your own solar panel too and get cost saving tips and expert advice on making your own solar energy.