Most everybody has experience with passive solar water heating. How many times have you turned on the hose in the backyard and almost burnt yourself with hot water? Whilst you weren't paying attention, old Sol was quietly working to offer you heated water, even when you did not desire it. Well if it is that easy, think what you can do if you need to attempting to make solar power hot water.
Passive solar hot water systems are possibly the oldest commercially available solar systems. At the turn of the century there were huge numbers of solar water heating systems on roof tops particularly in LA and Florida. Almost nothing has changed from the original concept. Put a water holding tank in a box, with glass on the south facing side and fill it with water. No moving parts nothing to break to install and no pollution.With this easy to learn concept, why not try making solar power hot water for yourself.
Solar water heating systems have a good economic payoff This Ebook shows you systems to make solar power hot water for around $100.00 - a great investment for saving you hundreds of dollars every year and reducing your carbon foot print.
This information is for simple homemade DIY solar water heating. In cold climates, these batch heaters will need to be drained during the cold winter months, but still provide large savings during the rest of the year. Alternatively a closed loop or drainback system can be operated year round in colder climates. These systems are a more formidable projects, but still within the ability level of many DIYers.
How easy is this? Use coal to boil water. Use steam to spin turbines and run generators to make electricity then transported long distances to attach to a coil at the base of a tank- to make hot water. Solar hot water panels are easy simple too, often just a box with a glass lid with black pipes in it; you can make them yourself. A solar water heater could save of a year and keep just about a lot of CO2 emissions out of the air; multiply that by 80 million houses in the United States. The technology has been around forever. Chinese manufacturers are cranking them out by the millions. So why doesn't every house have them? Make this your year to economize, cut down on pollution, and end dependency on the power company. Make this your year for solar power hot water