Date of Award

Spring 6-2-2023

Document Type

Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Dr. Christine Chaney

First Advisor/Committee Member

Dr. James Walker

Second Advisor/Committee Member

Dr. Christine Chaney


solar water heater, homelessness


Pallet Shelter is a company that builds tiny houses for the homeless. We partnered with them to build a solar water heater for their homes so that their tenants can have hot running water. The collector panel sits on the roof of the shelter and absorbs the energy of the sun and uses it to heat water flowing through an array of copper pipes. The hot water is then stored in an insulated tank inside the shelter.


A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Honors Program.

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