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Wednesday
Dec072011

Ron Peters' Solar Wall

Ron Peters, who lives on Greenland Road, built this solar wall to heat his garage. A search for solar walls in Google or Youtube will yield lots of other examples. Following are some photos showing his work:

The cans came from Eastman RecyclingA jig was needed to punch the cansThe cans were arranged to allow free air movementAfter the cans were in place, they were painted a mat black by a commercial spray painter

The windows are arranged so there is minimal space between the end of the can and the window.   

Made with windows that were destined for the landfill and recycled cans, this solar wall keeps Ron's garage frost-free!

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