Use Storm Windows to Make Solar Collectors

To keep the cold out and bring the warm in, assemble low cost solar panels with storm window frames.



Solar Collector Tubular Framework
The collector's tubular framework hangs from a pair of shelf brackets.
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Rear Surface of Solar Collector
Foil-faced insulation board makes up the panel's rear surface.
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Storm Window Solar Panel
Because the solar collectors are made from storm window frames, they will match the exterior of almost any home.
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Solar Collector Adjustable Insert
An adjustable insert makes for easy installation.
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List of materials and design for making solar collectors from storm windows.
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