Solar Power Clothes Dryer





Introduction: Solar Power Clothes Dryer

This low-tech energy saver consists of a 20-foot length of rope and twenty or so clothes pins.

Step 1:

Using a drying rack inside also works well, but it takes a little longer to dry clothes.

Step 2:

The energy reduction here can be substantial. Hang-drying your clothes costs nothing in electrical usage.

Step 3:

Another laundry tip is to wash your clothes in cold water. Up to 90 percent of the energy needed to wash clothes is attributed to heating the water.

Step 4:

The average family will save $60 a year by washing in cold water.



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Lmfao, I'm cheap by nature so of course you had me at solar power.... I certainly knew what kind of post this was and so glad that I started my morning with a fantastic laugh! I'm sure the neighbors are wondering why I'm outside laughing aloud while admiring my solar powered clothing / pool toy dryer and storage unit. Ahhhh there's nothing like word play, being Facetious AND crafty rolled into one wee post. You did my "sol" good and the belly laugh produced enough hot air to work in tandem with my new top of the line, energy saving, going green, loving the fact that some people just have no cents ( haha) to think outside of Their little cardboard box lives... So sorry for them because this made me pee my pants... I may have other problems concerning that but you were a catalyst, now can you help me make a solar powered water heater for our outdoor pool shower? I'll have you know that while I have access to power tools, it's up for debate if I should be using them, I'm craft my for sure, duct tape and construction adhesive is my friend and one year I decided that wrapping the hose that goes to the shower in aluminum foil was a brilliant idea and a great use of 5 hours and insane amounts of foil. But hey! It worked for a while until my husband mowed over it. Ughhh I was very sad that day.

Thank you for your reply I am glad you enjoyed it. As for a DIY pool heater well I saw one that was simply a hunderd feet of black garden hose that was snaked out across a low roof. A solared power fountain pump was used to pump pool was through the house. Most import thing you could get is a pool blanket to help maintain the heat in the water as it cools down overnight.

I must say I thought
Solar powered
meant by the Sun.
Wind actually dries better.
in my humble 51 year old experience.

I like your instructable.

I have a paracord line out in the woods

as soon as it stops pouring rain

I come back with a picture

Our power bill dropped about 25% when my SPD was put into service. It won't work in the rain, regardless of how we wiggle the wires, but I can deal with that.

Thank you for the nice commet. I am glad you understood the spirit of my posting.

i have one exactly like that, but it is wind powered

I must disagree--in that the wind is caused by rising air heated by the sun your clothes dry is still solar powered.

got me there.Hmm, but then so are windmills :-)

Misleading I have been using one of these for the past 6 decades and I can assure it works even at night. It does not rely on solar power.