Batch Solar Thermal Water Heater – Do-It-Yourself
Batch solar water heating systems are very simple, easy to build and easy to maintain. Good Do-It-Yourself projects. These systems must be drained during the winter in cold climates to prevent freezing, but most of the payback is during the non-freezing months anyway.
Here is a site that has several sample projects, with pictures.
They also have a really fine book on all aspects of designing and building a wide variety of solar batch water heaters.
The book has a great mix of how-to and engineering design information — great for builders and experimenters.
Thanks to David, the full content of the book is available as a free download.
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