Do-It-Yourself Solar Heat

The sun's energy can be captured by homemade solar hot-air collectors and thermosiphoning panels to provide free heat. The units direct air warmed by the sun through a window or wall opening into the adjoining room. If you're serious about cutting your home heating bills this winter, one of our inexpensive, do-it-yourself projects will help.

Choose DIY to Save Big on Solar Panels for Your Home!
Consider installing your own solar electric system. Doing the work yourself can add up to serious savings.

Build a Simple Solar Air Heater
This low-cost solar air heater plan lets you turn any south wall into a source of free heat.

How to Build a Passive Solar Water Heater
Learn how to build a passive solar water heater. A solar heater can be simple to construct and reduce your utility bills. We’ll explore the various types of solar water heaters, and learn to build an easy and affordable model.

Easy Solar Power
With superefficient peel-and-stick PV sheets, solar power is better than ever!

DIY solar: how to Build Your Own Solar Panel System