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DIY Solar USB Charger – Upcycle An Old Altoids Tin

DIY Solar USB Charger – Upcycle An Old Altoids Tin DIY solar USB charger projects are just plain easy and awesome. Save money and make your own today! Well I have seen it all now. This is such a cool idea. Upcycle an Altoids tin or any other tin like item into a solar powered …

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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 the power goes out this could produce hot water for showers and even heat a small room. This …

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Build A Powerful Solar Generator From Old Solar Lights

Build A Powerful Solar Generator From Old Solar Lights Don’t throw away another old garden solar panel ever again! Use them and make powerful solar panels to charge your batteries and even get you off the grid. Have you got old solar lights from the garden laying around? I know I have about 10 right …

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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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How To Make A Solar ICE Maker

How To Make A Solar ICE Maker In the unlikely event of a power outage wouldn’t it be great to relax and stay cool, knowing you have other options? I found a great website that shows us a simple solar-powered ice maker setup that will let you keep food and drinks chilled with ice, even …

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Alternative Energy Battery Type 101

Alternative Energy Battery Type 101   If you need the power you rely on to survive to always be there when you need it, it is critically important to have good energy storage capacity. This is especially true when you are off grid. Solar, wind and hydropower are all great alternative sources of energy, however …

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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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How To Make A Solar Water Distiller

How To Make A Solar Water Distiller Learn how to make a solar water distiller and have clean drinking water in an emergency situation. Imagine you have a flood and your water treatment facility closes. Your stores will quickly run out of water or charge you extreme amounts of money. You will need an alternative …

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How to Make a Solar-Powered Battery Charger

How to Make a Solar-Powered Battery Charger A recent group of storms blew through my area and left us, along with millions of other people and many of the businesses in my town, without power for several days. I was incredibly grateful for a handcrank/solar-powered radio that I’ve had for years. It keep me abreast of …

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Solar Powered Fridge, Freezer 30w Off Grid Refrigeration

Solar Powered Fridge, Freezer 30w Off Grid Refrigeration Don’t worry about your food getting ruined again with this low powered solar fridge / freezer! Get the Fridge here. The average power use is 30 watts! (740 watts a day) and it can be run on a single solar panel (and 2 batteries)!. The Kenmore ‘Freezer …

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