Projects + TRainings
Off Grid Solar Furnaces
The main component of each unit is a 4' x 8' foot solar heat collector panel. This panel is mounted and installed next to the south side of the house, where it absorbs heat from the sun. The system is connected to the house by two air ducts: supply and return. Whenever the air inside the collector panel is warmer than the temperature set on the heating system’s thermostat, a blower (powered by a PV solar panel) inside the system turns on and warm air up to 110 degrees is pushed into the house.
All our solar furnaces are built by tribal members on Native land and they are designed with simplicity and affordability in mind.
These systems do not create electricity, but rather provide supplemental solar hot air to homes, that is, they supplement the families’ other sources of heat (e.g. electricity, propane or wood stoves) and saves tribal families up to 25% on their heating bills for up to 20 years!
We hope you will join us today in helping tribal families stay warmer and tribes achieve energy independence.