Building Solar Roof

Building Solar Roof

A solar roof would be particularly suitable if you have a roof that needs repairing or replacing. A solar roof is cheaper than solar panels, and acts as weatherproofing as well as a solar heater. Its disadvantage is that it is less efficient than conventional solar panels. The solar roof, or trickle collector, consists of…

Building Efficient Solar Panels For A Solar Water Heating System

Building Efficient Solar Panels For A Solar Water Heating System

One way of making a solar water heating system is to use solar panels: these are small solar collectors, each in a waterproof, well insulated box which can be mounted anywhere convenient and connected to a hot water cylinder. Commercial solar panels have cases made of aluminium or glass fibre which will not rot or…

Solar Space Heating

Solar Space Heating

With collector and tank Solar energy can be used to heat your home as well. One way is to use a large area of collector and a large hot water storage tank. The rule of thumb is to allow 50-60 litres of thermal storage per square metre of collector area, although some people might suggest…