Solar Parabolic Experimenter's Manual

NEW 2014 book - "solar parabolic trough concentrator: home experimenter's manual"
By George Plhak, published by FastForward Media

Download US$30 or
Printed copy mailed to you with CD and full size paper pattern & DWG files US$85 plus shipping

Complete guide to DIY building of a unique solar heater using concentrated sunlight and hardware store materials.

Rewritten with new gen2 design and what I learned since the first book.

157 pages in color with +300 photos and illustrations

A detailed how-to manual with complete method and sources of materials together with full size pattern and DWG files for the rib, hangers and motor drive base.

The zipped download (CD with the printed version) contains:

  • a hyper linked PDF file of the plan book
  • +300 .jpg illustrations used in the book as separate viewable files
  • the full size pattern as a PDF file
  • dimensioned drawings of rib, hangers motor drive base as PDF files
  • DWG files for CNC

Contents and Figures (.pdf)

Bill of Materials


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