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Solar Water Heater

Energy and Change
Aiden Rogers

Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? My project is about making a system that heats water using the energy that comes from solar panels. The heat that came from the solar panels made the water heat up. Why did you choose this project? I wanted to prove that I can heat water without using electricity or gas. I also wanted to prove that I could use sunlight as an energy source. What was your result/overall conclusion? The solar panel temperature was equally as high as the temperature of a water heater that runs through a house. My second prototype performed better because there was more surface area on the solar panel. Why is your project important? My project is important because it could possibly save on the cost of maintaining a water heater and save electricity and gas costs.

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