Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A DIY Solar Water and Space Heating Project

Eric describes his new solar water heating system that will be used for both domestic water heating and radiant floor heating.

The first collector for Eric's system.


The design is based on the $1K Solar Water Heater, with some refinements and improvements for Eric's situation.  The system is extended to do both domestic water heating and some space heating.

All the details are posted on Eric's blog -- Radiantenergy.org...

Here are a couple highlights:


Very nice job on the absorber plate.


The base for the tank on conrete pavers.


The pump that cirulates tank water to the collector.

Thanks very much to Eric for sharing the details.

For more examples of $1K systems and other solar space and water heating systems...

Gary

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