Solar panels made of pop cans heat homes at almost no cost Jun 16, 2012• By Abraham• (via Reddit) Share on Facebook Ready for Another One?Give us a few more minutes and we'll make you laugh, cry, gasp, or ache... Guaranteed! The cat wants some privacy Himalayan zipline is 2,000 feet tall, over a mile long, and goes almost 90 mph Get the best of 22 Words in your inbox Like 22 Words on Facebook comments stef says: Can you make these in developing countries where people desperately need electricity? Carl says: It’s technically not a solar panel, but a solar thermal collector. It produces heat, not electricity. Mama Bean says: Go Canada! Son says: His site’s not working for me… =/ Andrea Mazzoleni says: A common solar thermal panel, a good way to use solat heat. This way saves the energy needed to process aluminium cans -> aluminium bars -> aluminium pipes :-) Alex Costa says: “soda” cans. Marc says: “Pop” cans in Canada. That guy says: So how do I turn it off? Cory S. says: turn off the blower. There is a blower that blows air in through the bottom and as it travels up thruogh the collector, it warms up and re-enters the home through a vent. Turn off the blower and the air flow stops. Clare says: These would blow the top off the market here in NZ! We do solar heating on swimming pools and campervans and we would use them so I’m sure the houses would too! Awesome recycling. Sweetie says: soda can collectors????? B Norton says: Similar interests and experience in alternative energy sources solar in california says: Oh !! Great invention ! I wanna make it .Can you tell me full details about it. Jesse G says: Fantastic! But there’s no way I would pay $3000 dollars for one. I’d sooner try to make my own. Funkchocolate says: Cool, the cold air gets sucked ut. Just automatically sucked ut. Me says: Sorry but a young Navajo boy has already invented this on the Navajo Nation. Laura Lee says: Soft drink cans down under. Trouble is we need more cooling than heating. Harlee says: I understand the basic circulation concept but it’s -25C here today. The air would come out of the house 18C-ish I don’t see how the sun could warm the cans faster than they would cool down at these low temps. Donald Croxford says: What kind of blower are you using? I’m interested In trying to construct one. What kind of fan? CFM?