Just take a minute to look around you and you will come across several different places where solar power is apparent. Inside a car or a room without air conditioning or open windows. The heat generated in these situations are created by solar power alone. If you step into any of these places that have been subjected to sunlight for any length of time you soon become overpowered by the intensity of the heat. This type of heat can be used in a DIY home solar power project to supply the power for your home, garage or outbuildings, with no bills coming in to pay for it.
Heating by solar power is a free way of heating and supplying your power needs. When you use solar power you will be using a source that directs the heat from the sun during daylight hours through to whatever method you pick to store the heat and turn it into power, either to supply electricity to your home or to heat the water that you use.
Creating a solar source can be easy to do with a little thought put into it. With a solar source you need to think about all the things that attract the sun, such as metal, the colour black, glass that is tinted or clear, mirrors and more. There is an endless supply of ideas to signal the heat your way and trap it for your use. To get the heat to benefit your water system or even your heat, you need to come up with a way that you can circulate a liquid that when it passes by your solar source it will heat the water naturally because of the concentrated amount of heat that was trapped inside your solar source that day.
Water that has been heated using solar power is completely free, as is electricity produced as the result of a DIY home solar project, and it is really possible for you to carry out the conversion yourself. It is quite easy to source all of the materials that you will need either online or from your local hardware store. Online there are several ‘how to’ guides to look at, which will take you through the process step by step and give you a shopping list of everything that you will need to complete your project.