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This is my air-to-air solar panel that I built myself. It is 90″ tall and 16′ wide. It uses aluminum downspout tubing as the heating method. Air is pulled from a window opening, down a manifold area, through the tubing (which is painted flat black), into the hot manifold end, and into a second window duct. This duct has a fan on it and a thermal switch to control the fan automatically. It has been running since Feb 2010.
New Solar Project:
Follow along as I work to implement some evacuated glass tube solar panels as the heat source for my radiant floor heat tubing.