DIY Solar Heating Parabolic Trough

A parabolic trough is used to reflect direct solar radiation towards a pipe that contains a receiver fluid which runs through the trough. You can make a DIY solar heating parabolic trough for your home. It can be used as a solar cooker, or a way to heat your water supply.

By | 2013-03-07T20:55:22+00:00 August 11th, 2009|Alternative Energy|

MTD DIY Solar Heating System

An MTD (modified trickle down) solar heating system is a good DIY project because it uses less expensive materials, and because of its simplicity to build. It heats water directly, instead of using absorber plates or flow tubes. It uses the same concept as Harry E. Thompson’s Trickle Down Solar Roof. With a MTD solar heating system, an array of MTD collectors forms a single solar roof.

By | 2017-03-10T05:04:40+00:00 August 5th, 2009|Alternative Energy|

DIY Solar Pool Heaters

If you are looking for a good way to conserve on energy or costs associated with heating your pool, but don't want to invest in a complete commercial installation, a DIY solar pool heater is one option you can try.

By | 2016-08-11T13:43:25+00:00 May 4th, 2009|Alternative Energy|