Ingenious solar water heater

Your “99 bottles of beer on the wall” could have some real use after all.

This Do-It-Yourself solar water heater can be easily constructed according to the website Ananova. The site said a Chinese farmer invented his own solar water heater using beer bottles and hose pipes attached to a board.

The heater was able to provide enough hot water for all three members of the farmer’s family to have a shower every day.

More DIY solar-ed hot water projects can be found in this link.

5 Responses to Ingenious solar water heater

  1. joseph 12 August, 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    Solar Thermal and Solar Water heater can save 30-50% from your electric bill easily paying for themselves within 5 years.

    Buy solar power and solar thermal today!

  2. Solar 14 August, 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    That is the coolest thing I have seen, GREEN and YELLOW(Solar) at the same time. Yup, just adding a Solar water heating system can save a residence of 4 people about $ 25.00 on their electricity bill. Guys with the rising fuel prices this is the way to go. And look out for the state and federal tax incentives, rebates and credit available for your particular state.
    ITs the best time to go SOLAR!!! Hurry up. A few useful links for the interested ones,
    http://www.dsireusa.org ( a comprehensive source of info on state, local and federal incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficieny.)
    http://www.powerpartnerssolar.com- a decent manufacturer in Athens, GA of some cool looking Solar Collectors & Solar water heating systems.

  3. Barry Johnston of Solartwin.com 23 February, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    I have an interest to declare as the developer of a solar water heating system which is pumped by solar electricity but I hope this is interesting nonetheless. UK research shows that the carbon footprint of solar is negated by about 20% by the fact that at the power station its pumps, controllers and motorized valves are all using electricity. This system is also suited to DIY. Youtube has some interesting videos on it, for example:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJbkGH-ctlc There are several others too.

    Hope this is of interest. Regards, Barry

  4. bill 4 June, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    We install solar water heating systems and we have looked into the cost of running the pumps and in terms of annual expenditure they appear to be mininmal becoause there are no valves restricteing the solar water heating circuit (unlike a central heating system) amd the pumps only work intermotently every time a 6 degree difference is scene between the solar collector and the botton of the twin coil tank. So the standard pump does far less work in terms of effort and time spent than a central heating pump and therefore cost far less to run

  5. Joseph 23 October, 2009 at 12:44 am #

    That is a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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