Solar Heating Plan for Any Home

This solar heating plan is a system that works with almost any home. The solar collectors are built into a small, new building, and the hot water storage tank fits into the new building, too. The simple design prevents frozen collectors without complicated plumbing.

Gary Reysa’s home in the foothills of southwest Montana. Heat collected in the shed (right) is transferred to the house (left) via underground water pipes. The collectors on the garage (middle) heat the garage with solar-heated air.
Gary Reysa’s home in the foothills of southwest Montana. Heat collected in the shed (right) is transferred to the house (left) via underground water pipes. The collectors on the garage (middle) heat the garage with solar-heated air.
Photo by Gary Reysa