Category Archive: Solar

Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Simple DIY Home Solar Power System If you are thinking about making the leap to solar, this is the time to do it. Financial incentives from the government will make the transition much easier and the cost of solar panels keeps coming down every day. Bottom line: solar is becoming more and more cost effective. …

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Solar Powered Rain Barrel Water Pump

Solar Powered Rain Barrel Water Pump   Disconnect that garden hose from your faucet! We’ve found a much more eco-friendly alternative that harnesses the power of the sun and the gift of rain to store life-giving water for your plants. To get the water to our plants and garden we used to have to fill …

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How To Build A Micro Generator For Around $90

How To Build A Micro Generator For Around $90 This easy Micro Generator project could come in very useful for camping and if the power goes out. It is small enough that it won’t get in the way and powerful enough to run a household light bulb. If you can salvage or re use some materials …

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Integrated Solar Roof Tiles

Integrated Solar Roof Tiles In a SHTF situation normal solar panels may be a target for thieves! These solar panels are shaped like shingles and blend easier than traditional panels. In my area normal roof shingles are dark so these solar panel shingles will blend in better. This is a great idea, you can have …

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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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DIY Solar Air Heater From Old Downspouts And Scraps

DIY Solar Air Heater From Old Downspouts And Scraps Have you ever heard the saying “there is more than one way to skin a cat”? Well the same can be said about DIY solar heaters! We all know you can make this type of heater from pop or beer cans but did you know to …

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Solar-Powered DIY Washing Machine

Solar-Powered DIY Washing Machine Check out this awesome DIY solar powered washing machine that we could find very handy in a SHTF situation or if you are looking to get off the grid 🙂 This solar-powered washing machine is made using bicycle tires, bamboo, a recycled electric motor and a solar panel. Easy, huh? The …

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11 Ways To Light Your Home When The Power Goes Out

11 Ways To Light Your Home When The Power Goes Out When the power goes out, the only lights most people have are candles, flashlights, and perhaps an oil lamp. These are fine for short power outages, but for extended outages (24 hours or longer), you’ll need lights that are safer, brighter, and longer-lasting. Fortunately, …

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How To Survive if the Power Grid Goes Down

How To Survive if the Power Grid Goes Down If the power grid were to go offline, we would be thrown back to the stone age or possibly worse since there would be a global panic. We all rely so much on the grid, from things as simple as charging our cell phones, to running our …

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DIY Solar-Powered Mosquito Birth Control

DIY Solar-Powered Mosquito Birth Control See how this $10 solar powered mosquito birth control could help your homestead and keep you free from the pests. I think I can across this amazing DIY project today and I wanted to share it with you. Mosquitoes really suck. No pun intended :), they spread dangerous and deadly diseases …

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