Cheap solar ideas

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tracyfeltsmills, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Tracyfeltsmills

    Tracyfeltsmills Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw today you could use a a foam board, pennies. black spray paint and plexie glass to make a cheap solar panel to hang near a window which adds 10 degrees, altho they left out how it goes together, any ideas? looking for a few cheap ideas to add a bit of heat. Live in Upstate , NY
     
  2. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in upstate NY too and we don't get enough sunlight here to make solar lights reliable.[​IMG] You would have to have some way to transfer the heat from your "solar panel" to where you wanted it--the best would be a water circulator of some sort. I had a friend who had an idea that he could do the same thing to heat his aquariums--never worked out for him though as he couldn't get it warm enough to do any good.
     
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    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Tracyfeltsmills

    Tracyfeltsmills Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks for info.
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Tracyfeltsmills

    Tracyfeltsmills Out Of The Brooder

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    ya.simple cheap and a bit effective thanks will look
     
  7. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Quote:This looks too good to pass up! I might just give this a try. Thanks for sharing that!
     
  8. pcord

    pcord Out Of The Brooder

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    Umm, you are aware that perpetual motion as promised by this website is a physical impossibility, right? I would be HIGHLY suspicious of this.
     
  9. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Quote:This brought you out of lurking? [​IMG] I really thought it was a joke at first, now after I re-read it I have to wonder! Thanks for coming aboard. [​IMG]
     
  10. Lifestyle Lift Journey

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    If you are thinking of something like a water circulator, how about a solar oven to warm up the water? A simple solar oven can be made with a shoe box and some cheap materials. If you can use a water filled tube going around your coop from the solar oven. It might work. This idea just popped up in my head... not sure how well it works.
     

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