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We build our own solar water heaters

I came up with this design a few years ago by rebuilding a factory built solar water heater. I have built a number of these including two assembled in workshops organized by Transition Sebastopol. The design has at this point been perfected to use the minimum of materials and for the maximum effectiveness. 

This heater is not designed or priced to replace your existing water heater, but to pre-heat the water entering it during the summer months to reduce your utility bills. Because of the simplicity of this unit it can be built and installed for less than $1000, allowing you to conserve energy on a budget!

Click on the botton below to see how these are constructed step by step....