Category Archive: Solar

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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15 Questions To Ask Before The Power Goes Out

15 Questions To Ask Before The Power Goes Out It’s hard to overstate most people’s reliance on the power grid. They need it literally every second of every day–to do their jobs, to make their food, to keep them warm (or cool) while they sleep. But this increasing reliance on power is making people more …

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Solar Powered Bike That Could Get You Out Of Dodge

Solar Powered Bike That Could Get You Out Of Dodge This solar powered bike could get your ass out of dodge and without the sound of a gas engine this quiet beast could be your saving grace. I have been toying with the idea of a second vehicle for my prepping for years. I just …

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DIY Emergency Lights From Solar Yard Lights

DIY Emergency Lights From Solar Yard Lights Being able to see when the sun is down and the power is out is usually not a big deal. Emergency lighting in most buildings and the flashlight feature on millions of smart phones around the globe is enough for the general populace. The main problem with that …

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How To Make A Dollar Solar Garden Light Brighter And Use Less Power

How To Make A Dollar Solar Garden Light Brighter And Use Less Power This is a cool little hack, all you need is a soldering iron and a few LED’s and you are good to go. I think I will do this to all my garden lights as they are pretty dim now. I am …

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Solar Air Lantern Review

Solar Air Lantern Review You look at the cool, nifty little gadgets that are available nowadays, and you have to wonder if they really work. It might look cool, but actually doing what it’s made to do is the point, and without that it’s virtually useless. This solar lantern is one of those interesting buys …

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Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker

Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, it’s not very efficient, meaning you usually …

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Finally Solar Panels That Can Blend Into Their Surroundings

Finally Solar Panels That Can Blend Into Their Surroundings When I found the picture up above on a previous article I wrote yesterday I was intrigued to find out more about it. I have never seen a solar panel that isn’t black, in some cases a black solar panel can give you away in a …

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