Friday, August 18, 2017

Homemade Solar Battery

Micro-scale (residences, businesses, ranches) in the country of U.S. utilize the most common category of solar energy systems, properly called solar domestic hot water systems.

Constructions can now have a alternative to reduce or even eliminate hot water generation in a cheap way using this. They are useful in any temperature and are the lowest-maintenance from the solar energy systems accessible.

There are two major types of water systems activated by the sun namely active and passive. The system that controls to pushwater and make use of circulating pumps (powered either from a different energy source, the lattice itself, or minute photovoltaic panels) is the active type . Passive systems don’t utilize any of these and are thus economical, have fewer maintenance issues, but are often less competent in return .

Systems can be manufactured with either one or two water storage tanks. Systems that normally have one container are those meant to enhance the existing system’s container (such as gas or the ones that use electricity) of a usual water heating system. “Pre heat” tank of hot water that joins the hot water from the regular warmer often make use of two-tank systems. In order to replace hot water from the standard system and to store preheated water when the sun is gone, these systems move water throughout the sun-powered system during daytime.

Two types of active solar water heating systems are direct and indirect. The sun-powered collector heaps the water that is needed to be warmed straightly through the direct systems. Another liquid (usually an antifreeze-infused water formulated or thin gel) in the panels are warmed by indirect systems and then afterwards move around that water, transmitting the heat .

There are two basic forms of the concrete section that alter sunlight into heat solar collector systems, namely, integral collector-storage systems and evacuated-tube sun-powered collectors.

The system and the climate tells whether which type would beused.

Integral collector-storage systems (ICS or batch), which mixes the water storage with the sun- powered collection will be often utilized by warm weather vicinity that hardly ever experience freezing temperatures . These are inexpensive to set up and work well with available, standard water heating systems. They can’t be utilized where the climate reach freezing frequently or for extended duration of time though.

If the features consist of: collector section which are bared and the storage containers are well away and separated from the atmosphere, these are evacuated-tube sun-powered collectors. These systems obtained their label because they comprise thermostats that start a “dump” of the liquids inside the collector when temperatures drop below a certain range . This conserves the piping from freezing. These systems are utilized in colder climates and are nearly always a piece of an active system with forces to restore liquid to the plates when temperatures increase again.

The collectors themselves can include leveled or curved surfaces for absorbing sunlight . The class will depend on the system used with curved plates often gripping more sunlight for extended periods of the day compared to leveled and the variety being utilized regularly depending on the location of the homemade solar panels . Even plates are usually used in southern climates while curved ones are utilized in the north.

It may be expected for all solar water warming systems for them to compensate themselves well within their expected lifetime of service.

Solar water warmers have the benefit of being very energy efficient and green, nearly all of them, are about as maintenance free as average water warming system (gas/electric).

To learn more about using solar to power up your homes, you can check out Home Solar and Wind Info


Eric Moore became interested in renewable energy after building an electric powered bike. Shortly after he began riding the bike to work, he thought, why not recharge the bike’s batteries with solar power and commute to work completely free and totally pollution free. He then created a website to share his experience and knowledge with others.

Heating Seattle backyard studio with soda cans as solar panels

Peter Rowan left his job as a “corporate weenie” in 2010 to live a life with less stuff and fewer expenses and with more time to pursue his dreams. Since dow…
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  1. Glenn Hough says:

    good idea, very resourceful and green.. saving money and energy is a must!

  2. Braden Harwood says:

    You might get a little more heat out of it by lining the inside with a
    reflective surface, such as aluminum foil or sheet metal, then spacing your
    colums apart just enough to allow the light through. Convection and

  3. CaptainStupidHumor says:

    Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout. Good Beer. I got one left in the fridge. Good
    Idea too.

  4. At least this guy is trying… 

  5. GREAT :-)

  6. DuracoatedBalls says:

    If you lived out in eastern Washington and not in the rain, that would be
    awesome. Where I live it is always sunny in the winter it would work

  7. modestgirl58 says:

    What if you tried this on a larger scsle (i.e. made a screened in porch out
    if the same hest-conducting materisls)?

  8. MakeMeThinkAgain says:

    The great thing about this video is that the guy did almost everything
    wrong and it still worked (drilling the cans without protection, putting it
    on the ROOF, adding an extra hole on the wall, if I understood what he
    said, and putting the fan at the wrong end.) What he needs now is to shift
    the fan so it pulls out of the heater — or leave it off — and add a
    reversed ceiling fan to blow the warm air near the ceiling down the walls
    to the floor.

  9. DeliriousDoughnut says:

    very nice. awesome job man!

  10. İskender İskendersson says:

    I’m pretty sure it would be better with the fan sucking the warm air into
    the room. Blowing the cold air out may cause negative pressure in the room
    drawing cold air in from elsewhere as well as positive pressure in the
    frame which may result in heat-loss through any unsealed parts.

  11. I’ve come across this solar/thermal panel idea and am considering it down
    the road when my wife and I own our home. Can you see a purpose behind
    setting up deep cycle batteries with solar panels charging them, running a
    pair of heat lamps to keep the panel working? I could see that helping
    during a power outage, and as a means of keeping personal items charged up
    anyways, like phones and laptops.

  12. bigfoot4000 says:

    I used a thick can koozie to hold the cans while cutting the end caps with
    a hole saw. It saves your hands and holds the can firmly with out denting
    the can.

  13. Forthkage says:

    First rule in energy efficiency is never punch unnecessary holes into your
    roof. Second is think before you act…

  14. Forthkage says:

    Drill press buddy, drill press.

  15. Tracey Wong says:
  16. İskender İskendersson says:

    I’m pretty sure it would be better with the fan sucking the warm air into
    the room.

  17. dragondack says:

    Another guy did a video why a fresnel lens doesnt work. I don’t know about
    the blanket though.

  18. lastdollarfilms says:

    No that will not work. A magnifying glass works with the shape of the
    rounded glass and has to be lined up with the sun constantly. So in order
    for that to work you would need a way to move the “lens” as the sun moves.
    And for the solar panels it would not increase the output at all. Each
    panel has a rating as to how much power it can put out

  19. Marc Widener says:

    if heat is what you’re after, get a clay flower pot set up. the pots, a
    large candle and some bricks to sit the set up on. you’ll be amazed at how
    much heat you’ll generate. also, i’m wondering if you put another piece of
    glass over your current box at a slightly different angle, would/could it
    act the same as a magnifying glass. for that matter could it be done for
    your solar panels too? bend the light, burn the ant? hmmm…

  20. fkujakedmyname says:

    guess he found a use for Dales fail ale

  21. UncleKennybobs says:

    Plastic is an insulator.

  22. UncleKennybobs says:

    No, the cans have a much higher thermal conductivity and they re-radiate
    inside the air column instead of out of the back of the panel.

  23. Do you still use the pannel? I’ve thought about making one, but I don’t
    wont to waste my time, building somthing I may use a week, and it’s done.

  24. grizzlewolf brown says:

    so is this an invention he patented, because then I wanna move to canada
    for their easy patents. Many american rednecks do this already less
    stylish, and they work just fine. I’m building a similiar thing myself now.

  25. I’ve seen some one use Dryer Vent Hose Lama Flex Tubing, made of Aluminum
    film laminate. 25 ft/ $15?

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