Submitted by: ATS Solar Ltd
Implemented country: Austria
Title: PET Bottles as Solar Collectors in Warm Regions
The ATS solar panel is a very cheap way to produce hot water with an antibacterial side effect. Old PET bottles are used in a new context and can be reintegrated in a useful way. In principle it works very simply. Water filled bottles are laid on corrugated iron roof in order to be heated by the sun and the roof itself. After several hours the water inside the closed system is disinfected and can be used not only for washing. The ATS technique consists of several PET bottles combined to a closed system. Compared with conventional solar panels, the production costs amount to 10% of normal costs but still have 80% efficiency. The technique works especially in warm regions and ideal for poorer regions.