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An old water heater was donated to my high school's pre-engineering class. After watching an episode of "The Cosmos," in which concentrated solar water heaters were used to power a steam engine that irrigated water, I was inspired to recycle the old water heater and turn it into a concentrated solar water heater.
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An old water heater was donated to my high school's pre-engineering class. After watching an episode of "The Cosmos," in which a farm of parabolic solar concentrators were used to heat water in order to power a steam engine that irrigated water, I was inspired to recycle the old water heater and turn it into a concentrated solar water heater.  
  
== Background ==
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== Research ==
  
 
Before starting to design my concentrated solar water heater I researched what some other people hade made. Th
 
Before starting to design my concentrated solar water heater I researched what some other people hade made. Th
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** and two for the next indent
 
** and two for the next indent
 
* and back to one...
 
* and back to one...
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# [https://georgesworkshop.blogspot.ca/p/solar-thermal.html George's Workshop solar thermal page]
  
 
== Project goals ==
 
== Project goals ==
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== Costs ==
 
== Costs ==
  
Prototype.
 
 
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| 3" pvc pipe
 
| 3" pvc pipe
 
| free
 
| free
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|glass tube
 
|$2.50
 
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|reflective mylar film
 
|$11.00
 
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Full design
 
 
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! Item
 
! Cost
 
 
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| water heater
 
| water heater
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| free
 
| free
 
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| glass tube
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| smaller glass tube
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| $7.20
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| larger glass tube
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| $8.30
 
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| mylar film
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|reflective mylar film
| re-used
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|$11.00
 
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== Discussion ==
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== Results and Discussion ==
  
 
Your discussion.
 
Your discussion.
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The next steps.
 
The next steps.
  
== Conclusions ==
 
  
Your conclusions.
 
 
== References==
 
# [https://georgesworkshop.blogspot.ca/p/solar-thermal.html George's Workshop solar thermal page]
 
<ref name="George's Workshop solar thermal page" |https://georgesworkshop.blogspot.ca/p/solar-thermal.html <ref/>
 
  
 
== Contact details ==
 
== Contact details ==

Revision as of 01:14, 19 January 2017

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You can put an abstract (a brief description of your project) here.

An old water heater was donated to my high school's pre-engineering class. After watching an episode of "The Cosmos," in which a farm of parabolic solar concentrators were used to heat water in order to power a steam engine that irrigated water, I was inspired to recycle the old water heater and turn it into a concentrated solar water heater.

Research

Before starting to design my concentrated solar water heater I researched what some other people hade made. Th

  • Like this
  • and like this
    • and two for the next indent
  • and back to one...
  1. George's Workshop solar thermal page

Project goals

Turn an old household water heater into a solar concentrated water heater

Project steps:

  1. Model full scale design
  2. Model and build a 3-D printed small scale prototype
  3. Test effectiveness of design based on prototype
  4. Build full scale solar concentrator

Design

Describe your design here.

Next level heading

You may need deeper level headings. Just keep adding equal signs to get that.

Costs

Item Cost
plastic filament free
3" pvc pipe free
water heater free
chair legs free
smaller glass tube $7.20
larger glass tube $8.30
reflective mylar film $11.00


Results and Discussion

Your discussion.

Next steps

The next steps.


Contact details

pjmayvil@mtu.edu