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Solar power is getting big these days. It can be pretty expensive, but if you like making stuff yourself, the solar powered projects below could help you get off the grid quicker than you can say electricity.
Spend a little on materials (nowhere near as much as the solar companies charge), and you could be saving money and living more self-reliant in no time.
All of these simple DIY projects are easy and cheap to build. Most will only take you a few hours, and some just a day or two. Why not take advantage of the free energy beaming down on us?
Interesting Books About Solar Powered Projects
Reading a book or two about DIY solar powered projects might help you get your mind around how solar power works and spark some unique ideas.