Solar Collector Efficiency Comparison

Solar Collector Efficiency Comparison


The best time to incorporate solar power into the design of a home or building is in the initial construction. Windows are best facing south to let maximum sunlight (hence greenhouse heat) in during the winter. Likewise, avoid windows facing directly into the summertime sun to keep things cooler, so less power is needed for fans or air conditioning. The maximum roof space, however, should always get sunlight exposure.


I made these solar heaters with my own hands to measure their energy capabilities, and this video will show the measurement results. There are other solar …

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