Do-It-Yourself Solar Heat Collectors

| February/March 2006

Wouldn’t you love to heat your home with free energy from the sun? There are simple, inexpensive, do-it-yourself solar projects that can reduce your heating bills.

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 these inexpensive, do-it-yourself projects will help:

Solar Heat Grabber
Build this simple solar heater that hangs outside of a window and sends free heat from the sun into a room.

Building Plan for the Solar Heat Grabber
You can build a heat grabber from this detailed, large-scale plan.

Building Plan for a Solar Hot-air Collector
This shed-type hot air collector will help heat your house in the winter and offer storage space in the summer.
5/7/2018 2:39:30 AM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own solar heater – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

11/13/2013 10:52:26 AM

Nice posting this! I get the informations well. Thanks

3/1/2010 3:41:46 PM

Thanks for posting this great collection of home made solar air heaters. It is nice to see what other people have been trying. I live in a cold Canadian climate and have made a few different choices in the design of my solar air heater to help increase the efficiency. I have posted the details of the project here:

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