26 Feb '18, 12am
House heating Solar Shed -- homemade collectors
The storage shed is 24 ft by 12 ft, with the long dimension facing south. The shed is adapted from one described in "Build a Shed", Taunton Books. It has a gambrel style roof, which has been modified on the south face to allow a maximum area to integrate solar collectors (see picture). The south wall of the shed uses conventional 2X6 24 inch on center framing with OSB sheathing. The collector frame is mounted directly to this sheathing (the sheathing is the back wall of the collector). The collector glazing also acts as most of the south wall siding and roof. This sharing of components reduces material use and cost for both the shed and the collector.