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Beer Bottles Used in China for Solar Power

It’s no secret that a nice cold beer is something that many people look forward to after a long day of work or an intense week of studying for exams.

But did you ever think you could make all those empty beer bottles you have just laying in your recycling bin a part of your home?

An article from features Ma Yanjun, a farmer from the Qiqiao village in China, who has given new meaning to the term recycling. He has created his own rooftop solar-powered water heating system by using empty beer bottles.

By attaching 66 green beer bottles to his rooftop and using a series of hoses to supply water to the bottles, Ma has created a unique way for the sun to provide hot water for his home.

He even has enough hot water for all three members of his family to shower once a day.

Take a look at Ma and his creation below:

bottle solar power

His solar-powered system was so successful that 10 other families in the village have adapted it to suit their housing needs.

This is a great green idea that could help thousands of people who can not afford the most modernized solar panel systems that are out today.

What’s even better is that people can enjoy their beer, and then afterwards, enjoy a nice, hot shower thanks to the leftover bottles.

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  1. Jason R. April 3, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I love the creativity and resourcefullness of this! Props to Ma Yanjun on a ingenius solution. Thanks for sharing this story.

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