This step by step tutorial of how to make a homemade solar heater from recycled materials is an off grid project for supplemental home heating. It is a great way to create non electric safe heating an outbuilding, shed, chicken coop or garage.
Materials needed to build homemade solar panels:
Empty aluminum cans
Aluminum house gutters
The empty aluminum cans are drilled to create an airway holes, aluminum cans are lined up inside the house gutters and the heat from the sun’s rays are channeled in one output. The upper part of cans is specifically designed to provide more efficiency in heat exchange between the cans and the passing air.
Even on the coldest of days, the sun is still shining and can be harnessed to create warmth. You will surely notice the difference with the panel was creating a 91 degree temperature rise and blowing 148 degree air out at 106 cfm. This would allow a complete cycle of the air in a 12’ x 12’ room in less than 10 minutes.
How many times have you heard of chicken coops catching fire in the winter time due to electrical heating lamps shorting out ? I have read the heartbreaking emails of homesteaders losing their whole chicken flocks, may this article reach them and give them another chicken coop heating option.
Many homesteaders are struggling on strict budgets and need ways to reduce their home heating bills.
There are quite a few from the comments repeatedly posted on our facebook Homestead Survival page and we are happy to find an afforable way to help.
You may want to use a fan to circulate the heated air throughout the building.
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