News Science Update: DIY Solar Collector From Old Satellite Dish By Sami Grover Writer The University of Hull University of Copenhagen Sami Grover is a writer and self-described “environmental do-gooder,” now advising community organizations. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Sami Grover Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices DIY Solar Project Takes ShapeWhen I wrote about Denise and Dan Rojas’ video of their DIY solar collector they're building from an old satellite dish, commenter Luke asked what they were going to use the thing for. The brief update above gives us some idea, including burning random scraps of wood, and probably more usefully, boiling up to 10 gallons of water. Given the heat coming from the half-finished version, we can't wait to see the final collector in action. The video also shows how to convert smaller dishes. Below you’ll see another video from Denise and Dan that demonstrate the power of Fresnel lenses (remember those 10 second solar eggs?), and what they can be used for.