If you are looking for a simple project to do it by yourself, you just found it. It is called SID detector. With it you can detect solar storms. To make it you need about 100 meters enamelled magnet copper wire, frame to support it, PC and free software. Wire must be winded around the frame to make loop antennae for detector. Antenna is then connected to PC soundcard microphone jack, and now you can start collecting data by software.
Picture of my square loop antenna with diameter around 90cm. For more informations look under SID detector on this page, where you can see how recorded data looks like.