solar heaters -Clean Power Show Episode 5 – Solar Heater

October 6, 2013 – 6:23 pm

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  1. 25 Responses to “solar heaters -Clean Power Show Episode 5 – Solar Heater”

  2. you are correct, i know alot of people who think it is fake. Listen, i’ve been getting paid about $200 a week just selling energy. I took the idea and plan of here. you can also try it: ABOUTSOLARCELLS.COMXA.COM

    By Bradley Jeremy L. on Oct 6, 2013

  3. a screen absorber looks like the most efficient, cheapest and easiest approach: watch?v=EW_ga-b0-Gs

    By ken79491261 on Oct 6, 2013

  4. @ James Gordiano
    If you want to power your home
    You have to learn to Build your own Solar Panel
    Go to Google and search for
    ” Top DIY Solar Panels Review”
    Choose the first result (Skip the adds on top)

    By ann rulona on Oct 6, 2013

  5. add polished aluminum panels at the sides and bottom to reflect the sunlight towrds center , like using a solar oven it would increase the temp.

    By Nailer45 on Oct 6, 2013

  6. WHITE PAINT!!!! why is there white paint in there? it should all be black if it is heat your after correct?

    By Gyva02 on Oct 6, 2013

  7. Don’t you thing that polycarbonate (lexan) will last longer than plexiglass? I’ve heard that the regular clear plexiglass is getting some green either yellow color for the sun in a few years?

    And how long it takes on a January sunny day to heat this camp to a comfortable temp?

    By googl4ee on Oct 6, 2013

  8. Just a few ideas.

    1. made the baffles out of aluminum and paint them black, this will increase the area heated by the sun.

    2. Recycle air from the trailer rather than heating cold air from outside.

    3. If you’re going to pull air from outside then you should at least filter to keep bugs and general crap from being blown into the trailer.

    4. The seal between the glass and the frame didn’t look so great and the insulation of the unit looked weak.

    By Redshift21 on Oct 6, 2013

  9. I’m going to make one with cans and using thermo glass instead normal glass so it traps more heat in the box. Do you think that will work or will it get too hot and start worping things in the box

    By madjamfree on Oct 6, 2013

  10. what is the improved design? I’m looking into possibly building one myself but would like the most efficient solar heating system.

    By cutieme89 on Oct 6, 2013

  11. great , i just subscribe to your channel, y am working with solar panel energy and it works great, my next project will be the solar heater ….keep the great job !!!


    By Zona Lima on Oct 7, 2013

  12. Yeah, it works. The concept is you have a dark colored material that can conduct heat encased in a clear enclosure, then make air blow through it. Basically this means using aluminum painted black. There is an infinite number of ways to do it. I have made a heater using aluminum cans, it works even better. There is also another more efficient design, however. I’m planning on making a huge solar heater for our house in time for next winter using the improved design, so stay tuned!

    By John Rowell on Oct 7, 2013

  13. does it work ? please let me know so i can start with this project

    thank you….great job !!

    By Zona Lima on Oct 7, 2013

  14. cantecleer is correct with that the fan should be on the bottom pushing the cold air in, as hot air moves towards cold and it brings moisture with it, so the density of the air will increase automatically. For a panel as small as the one they have built, I would say the fan should move pretty slow to get best results. Otherwise increase the size of the panel, then increase the air flow.

    By nordis2001 on Oct 7, 2013

  15. 2 observations. Insulate the back and sides of your collector to hold heat from escaping. Create more surface area for heat collection and transfer by putting in something like 90 degree bent angle iron or black painted cut in 1/2 soda cans spaced thru the box. a couple inches between rows………..

    By bmecher on Oct 7, 2013

  16. here is a good idea,lol, sry ,cant stop laughing at this….TAKE THE CAMPER OR SHELTER AWAY SO YOU CAN JUST GET DIRECT SUNLIGHT….LOL

    By MyRook on Oct 7, 2013

  17. Should ahve recycled the air already in the trailer.

    By MirageScience on Oct 7, 2013

  18. Seems to me that the white dividers should be painted black…. Otherwise great job, I’m going to be doing a very similar one soon!

    By niborznieh on Oct 7, 2013

  19. The air should flow under the absorber plate. The absorber plate should be between the glass and the air flow.

    By Kdog54902 on Oct 7, 2013

  20. I don’t know if it is true, but I’ve read other people say that a fan pushing cold air into the cold inlet is more effective than pulling it from the hot outlet. Something about the density of cold air being greater than the density of warm air. I wasn’t sure what the commenter meant though. Perhaps you could try a test sometimem by swapping the fan’s position and turning it around so it pushes air into the cold inlet. In any case, nice job and thanks for the upload! (^.^)

    By cantecleer on Oct 7, 2013

  21. This is very cool, thanks.

    By Darcy Meek on Oct 7, 2013

  22. The system can be improved if you switch the air in a heat accumulator (stones, water bottles etc.).. This system seems very simple to build. I wonder if you get the same results you have with aluminum cans.

    By ROBERTO CARISIO on Oct 7, 2013

  23. Cool!
    Ideally, you’d run an insulated “return” duct from floor level at the opposite end of the trailer back up to the lower “intake” hole in your solar collector.

    By csreeves on Oct 7, 2013

  24. looked a little like my carpentry but it stilled worked.  good job folks

    By Maccan on Oct 7, 2013

  25. very simple which is key so anyone can do it…

    By MrEnergyCzar on Oct 7, 2013

  26. you mean my dog will die if i dont put a hole in my solar heater?

    By stelerscyth on Oct 7, 2013

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