D-I-Y Solar Tools

Solar water heaters are energy efficient, and make good dollars and sense.

By installing a solar water heater you can expect that your water heating bills will decrease by as much as 50%–80%.

Actual savings will depend on:

  • The amount of hot water you use
  • Your system’s performance
  • Your geographic location and solar resource


Side by Side Comparison of Solar Water Heaters versus Standard Water Heaters *


Annual operating cost: $50 Annual operating cost: $500+
Storage Capacity: 80-120 gal Storage Capacity: 40-50 gal
Life expectancy: 15-30 years Life expectancy: 8-12 years
Lifetime operating cost: $1,000 Lifetime operating cost: $10,000
Does NOT pollute environment Depletes fossil fuels
Increases equity in your home No added value to your home
25% return on your investment No return on utility payments


*via http://www.solardirect.com/swh/swh.htm

If you haven’t seen our video on our D-I-Y Solar Water Heater, catch it here:

Now that you’ve seen the video, you know that it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to design your own D-I-Y Solar Water Heater.  In fact, we’re going to provide you the plans and information you need to create your own. FOR FREE.

To get a copy of your own plans to build a money saving D-I-Y Solar Water Heater simply click here and download.