Category Archive: Solar

14 Simple DIY Solar Power Projects

14 Ingenious Simple DIY Solar Power Projects Solar power is getting big these days. Its also pretty expensive but if you follow these 14 simple DIY projects you could be off the grid quicker than you can say electricity. Spend a little on materials ( no where near as much as the solar companies charge …

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DIY Solar Thermal Water Heater: Free Hot Water For Life

DIY Solar Thermal Water Heater: Free Hot Water For Life This project is super simple and uses readily available materials, its the kind of things that could easily be scaled up to meet lots of hot water needs. If you love hot water like me, this is a project that needs to be completed  If the …

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How to Obtain Solar Panels For Free

How to Obtain Solar Panels For Free I saw this article and thought it very obvious but it’s one of those articles where you say to yourself, ugh, why didn’t I think of that! In order to obtain the solar panels for free you will need to have your people skills and politeness in check, …

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Top 10 DIY Solar Projects Anyone Can Do

Top 10 DIY Solar Projects Anyone Can Do Summer is pretty much  here… See how these Top 10 DIY Solar Projects Anyone Can Do, can save you money and help you out in an emergency too. I have been looking for good solar DIY projects for a while now and I found a great website that …

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Easy DIY Solar Charger and PSU [updated]

Easy DIY Solar Charger and PSU Now this is a little more advanced than taking an old garden solar light and quickly turning it into a phone charger. This is the king of solar garden hacks! Solar power is not as expensive as you may think. Small scale anyway. With other solar projects I have …

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The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power

The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power What would you do if the lights went out…for good? Sure, we don’t need electricity to survive, but how many things have you forgotten how to do without it? What skills did your great-grandparents utilize to live without technology? There are some things that simply cannot …

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$3 Emergency Solar-Powered Radio Made With an Altoids Tin

$3 Emergency Solar-Powered Radio Made With an Altoids Tin Joshua Zimmerman has a great project up on Instructables for turning an Altoids tin into a compact solar radio. All said, the entire project cost a whole $3. It seems like a project coming at a time when everyone is ultra aware of emergency situations, so …

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DIY Solar Lawn Mower

DIY Solar Lawn Mower I have literally owned every kind of mower possible and honestly one of my best mowers was a battery powered one. It was quiet and cut the grass with grace and skill. The biggest problem with battery powered lawn mowers is keeping them charged. You have to either plug them in …

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How To Make A Solar Shrub

How To Make A Solar Shrub I know, this looks freaking awesome right? I saw this and had to share it with you. How many times have you been in your yard working on your garden or just soaking up the sun to find out you phone is dead or needs to charge? I know …

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7 Free Solar Water Heating System Designs

7 Free Solar Water Heating System Designs The integral collector/storage is the simplest and historically oldest type of solar water heating system.  Paint a tank black, put it in a big crate, insulate it on all sides except the one covered by glass or plastic, and point it at the sun. Water in the tank is …

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