Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - energy http://www.instructables.com Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:34:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Passive Solar water heater http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Passive-Solar-Water-Heater/
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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:57:12 PDT
Automated Solar Hot Water Power Shower using Black Plastic Pipes http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Solar-Hot-Water-Power-Shower-Using-Black/
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:45:35 PDT
How to change 36V to 12V Solar Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-36V-to-12V-Solar-Cell/
How to change 36V to 12V Solar Cell - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/GMA9/IAZ6Z9HU/FZZGMA9IAZ6Z9HU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/GMA9/IAZ6Z9HU/FZZGMA9IAZ6Z9HU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/GMA9/IAZ6Z9HU/FZZGMA9IAZ6Z9HU.SMALL.jpg MJBukeiRRR Disclaimer: Do this in your own responsibility, the panel warranty will void also the delivered power may go below a certain voltages which can cause a severe damage to your electronics. do this in your own responsibility.Hi,In this bad situation (WAR) having a shortage of gasoline, diesel, and elec...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:15:56 PDT
Solar Power System with Up-cycled Components. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-System-with-Up-cycled-Components/
Solar Power System with Up-cycled Components. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F71/I9MU/IAWDKPYV/F71I9MUIAWDKPYV.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome Scope of Project.The objective of this project is to assemble and install a stand alone solar power system (Photo Voltaic or PV) . My goal is to run 2 LED light bulbs in fixtures on my workbench and charge/maintain my power tool batteries. My estimated load will be 2 x 10W/LED bulbs, and 85W for t...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:41:07 PDT
Solar Powering My Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powering-My-Home/
Solar Powering My Home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/P87V/IANRRNEP/FAXP87VIANRRNEP.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby My home has been solar powered since June 2013 and the power system has proven its reliability. I'm a proud owner of an OFF GRID solar power system. I decided to publish this instructable to let fellow DIYers know the basics to design and install a system such as mine. Dont expect an exact copy of m...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 11:39:54 PDT
Solar powered air conditioning unit. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-air-conditioning-unit/
Solar powered air conditioning unit. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/6RUS/IAP6XEL3/FH06RUSIAP6XEL3.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Most people would like to have their homes cooled by the strength of sunlight which ironically causes heat. How to achieve energy efficient cooling of your abode by harnessing sunlight? I have successfully implemented a solar powered air conditioning unit for my living room which has been working gr...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:46:55 PDT
Solar Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Pump/
Solar Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira This Instructable will help you to setup a fully functional Solar Water Pumping System. The Solar Water Pump System can be used for residential water requirements and also for commercial uses. This system can also be used for irrigation of Agricultural Land. The Solar Panel Array can also be used wi...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:52:38 PDT
DIY Flashlight Free Energy by Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flashlight-Free-Energy-by-Solar-Panel/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:40:10 PDT
The Solar-Power Pin http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Panel-Pendant/
The Solar-Power Pin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ENXM/I6AVQFLM/FQXENXMI6AVQFLM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ENXM/I6AVQFLM/FQXENXMI6AVQFLM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ENXM/I6AVQFLM/FQXENXMI6AVQFLM.SMALL.jpg funtogether In any disaster, arguably one of the most important resources to the average human being is electricity (after food, water, and shelter, of course.) This wearable solar panel does not hold electricity, but can provide electricity in the case of emergency. It is designed to accompany the Solar-Powe...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:24:32 PST
Solar Homemade Free Energy DIY Recharge Batteries for Camera and Generator Electricity http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Homemade-Free-Energy-DIY-Recharge-Batteries-/
Solar Homemade Free Energy DIY Recharge Batteries for Camera and Generator Electricity - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/08PU/I3GX8QQZ/FME08PUI3GX8QQZ.SMALL.jpg chinatown099 A voltage source strong enough to move current through a battery, and time. If you need a way to charge your gadgets on the go and you're not particularly fond of also having to charge a battery, let the sun do half of the work for you - Very cheap You need Solar Panel 5 - 10 watt and few time Sund...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:01:14 PST
Solar Free Energy Project Homemade Mini Generator For All Mobile and Tablet PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Free-Energy-Project-Homemade-Mini-Generator-/
Solar Free Energy Project Homemade Mini Generator For All Mobile and Tablet PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/TZ4W/I3H6TH6V/F3UTZ4WI3H6TH6V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/TZ4W/I3H6TH6V/F3UTZ4WI3H6TH6V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/TZ4W/I3H6TH6V/F3UTZ4WI3H6TH6V.SMALL.jpg freeenergy321 Solar Free Energy Project Homemade Mini Generator For All Mobile and Tablet PC very easy with Solar Panel 6 Watt Enough Power Supply for Long Times Holidays A good Power Supply will cut out and the Tablet PC will power down
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 03:56:07 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
portable 20w solar charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SMALL.jpg terrible tinkerer I've been charging 18650 rechargeable batteries from a small 12v battery solar charger for a few months now. Not impressed with the charge rate, spending an entire sunny day only to maybe have a single 18650 battery charged. I decided to step it up a notch & bought a 20w 12v solar panel from an...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
Recycled Solar USB Charger build 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Solar-Charged-USB-Charger-2-The-Second-Bu/
Recycled Solar USB Charger build 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/OHDW/HYLDP600/FTHOHDWHYLDP600.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/OHDW/HYLDP600/FTHOHDWHYLDP600.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/OHDW/HYLDP600/FTHOHDWHYLDP600.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome Howdy y'all I wrote a quick little instructable a while back about how I took some salvage stuff and made a Solar phone charger. I would like to introduce you all to "Recycled Solar Charged USB Charger 2 The Second Build". The only thing that was reused was the panel from the first build. http://ww...
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 10:00:58 PDT
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT
DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-OFF-GRID-SOLAR-SYSTEM/
DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/QW0I/HX8HRPIS/FRCQW0IHX8HRPIS.SMALL.jpg deba168 Day by day the price of the solar panel falls gradually.But still installation of a complete off grid solar system is costly.So I write this instructable to get all the components of your solar system separately and assemble it all by yourself.See my new instructable ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTR...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:45 PDT
Simple Recycled / Re-purposed Solar Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Recycled-Re-purposed-Solar-Phone-Charger/
Simple Recycled / Re-purposed Solar Phone Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3NHY/HWUJVQZX/FPP3NHYHWUJVQZX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3NHY/HWUJVQZX/FPP3NHYHWUJVQZX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3NHY/HWUJVQZX/FPP3NHYHWUJVQZX.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome This is just a quick little how to to demonstrate a quick project to put some surplus components to use with minimal tools. (how I came across the component is encapsulated in brackets)Parts List 1.8W Solar battery maintainer. ($3 at a yardsale) 12v cigar outlet (removed from truck when hard wire...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:54:59 PDT
Solar Panel Setup around $100 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Panel-Setup-around-100/
Solar Panel Setup around $100 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SMALL.jpg Khaleel123 My objective was to be able to charge and use, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices that use less than 100 watts. Also I wanted to have the power ready and available day or night. The parts I used are: $39 Solar Cells Untabbed 0.5 volt 2.8 amp 1.4 watt $11 CMP12 10 amp Charge Controller ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:26:32 PST
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-Powerful-USB-Solar-Charger/
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solarpad!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sol..."Finally, A Proper Solar Charger For Hikers And Bikers" - Cult of Mac Can a compact solar USB charger charge a phone and an external battery at the same time in about 3 hours? ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
Connecting Multiple Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-Multiple-Solar-Panels/
Connecting Multiple Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F35/Q8OK/HJUWSQIJ/F35Q8OKHJUWSQIJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F35/Q8OK/HJUWSQIJ/F35Q8OKHJUWSQIJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F35/Q8OK/HJUWSQIJ/F35Q8OKHJUWSQIJ.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin Connecting Multiple Solar PanelsTheses are the Diodes that I use, they are the same ones that are used when building the panels. Find them here. There are 3 ways to connect solar panels; parallel, series, and a combination of parallel and series. The first way I am going to talk about is parallel b...
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:32:48 PDT
Building a solar panel, 2 glass panes style. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-solar-panel-2-glass-panes-style/
Building a solar panel, 2 glass panes style. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/1RO7/HJW8WAF2/FCL1RO7HJW8WAF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/1RO7/HJW8WAF2/FCL1RO7HJW8WAF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/1RO7/HJW8WAF2/FCL1RO7HJW8WAF2.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin In this instructable I will explain how I built a solar panel using 2 panes of glass. I am not the first person to do this, there are other instructables and youtube videos that show how this is done also, but this is how I did it. If you have looked at my first solar panel project, I say this one ...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 21:38:37 PDT
My "OLD" Solar Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Solar-Setup/
My "OLD" Solar Setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/KSSR/HJKC15NB/FPXKSSRHJKC15NB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/KSSR/HJKC15NB/FPXKSSRHJKC15NB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/KSSR/HJKC15NB/FPXKSSRHJKC15NB.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin This is my solar setup, its messy but it works. There are units that you can buy that do the same thing that I have built.  This setup take the charge from my solar panels, charges the battery, and gives me 12v DC and 120v AC. This setup is a continuation of my other instructables: http://www.instru...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:41:09 PDT
Building a Solar Panel, EVA film style. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Solar-Panel-EVA-film-style/
Building a Solar Panel, EVA film style. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/CKLI/HJKC14JA/F6HCKLIHJKC14JA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/CKLI/HJKC14JA/F6HCKLIHJKC14JA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/CKLI/HJKC14JA/F6HCKLIHJKC14JA.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin Building a solar panel, EVA film style. This is a continuation of my other instructable “How to solder solar cells together”. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Solar-Cells-Together/ The picture above is of the completed panel. This panel was put up July of 2013, if produces an average p...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:29:11 PDT
"Off Grid" DC Solar Electric Garage Lighting... Hard Wired and Fully Integrated http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Grid-DC-Solar-Electric-Garage-Lighting-Ha/
"Off Grid" DC Solar Electric Garage Lighting... Hard Wired and Fully Integrated - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SMALL.jpg EcoMotive In this Instructable I will show you how I set up my solar electric garage lighting. I'm using a Fenix International ReadySet Solar Kit to power my lights. During sunny weather the 15 watt solar panel generates electricity and stores it in the battery pack. With a day's charge I can run the DC elect...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:45:42 PDT
Solar Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-47/
Solar Plane - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YUKY/HH2VZI61/FE0YUKYHH2VZI61.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YUKY/HH2VZI61/FE0YUKYHH2VZI61.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YUKY/HH2VZI61/FE0YUKYHH2VZI61.SMALL.jpg jeffmazter406 Introduction: This instructable will show you how to create a solar powered plane. This project was done at Newman Smith High School (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District [CFBISD]) in Carrollton, Texas and was sponsored by the Texas A&M University Society of Flight Test Engineer...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 15:27:20 PDT
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Your-Own-Solar-Powered-Mason-Jar-Nightlight/
Create Your Own Solar Powered Mason Jar Nightlight from Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SMALL.jpg mazzmn It's spring which of course means two things:   - Rain, snow and snow-shovels have left wornout, damaged and broken solar garden lights in the yard.   - Garden centers are running specials on new solar lights (I found several stores selling them for $1 each) I managed to avoid throwing out several ...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Simple Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Solar-Oven/
Simple Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/I9LV/HGZO28PJ/F9JI9LVHGZO28PJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/I9LV/HGZO28PJ/F9JI9LVHGZO28PJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/I9LV/HGZO28PJ/F9JI9LVHGZO28PJ.SMALL.jpg powellcubs This is a simple cooking tool that can be used for when families go camping or go on a picnic without something to cook your food. It can be built in a matter of fifteen minutes. if built correctly, it can work perfectly and then also, instead of being a big heavy oven, it is very light and protable...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 18:59:41 PDT
Altoids Smalls Solar Powered USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Smalls-Solar-Powered-USB-Charger/
Altoids Smalls Solar Powered USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/XJSP/HFSHW1BX/FFDXJSPHFSHW1BX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/XJSP/HFSHW1BX/FFDXJSPHFSHW1BX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/XJSP/HFSHW1BX/FFDXJSPHFSHW1BX.SMALL.jpg bird123457 This instructable will teach you how to make your very own solar powered USB charger out of an Altoids Smalls tin. It is an eco-friendly way to conserve energy. The Solar Panel I am using for this project has a dial on it so you can chose your output number of volts, therefore I am able to use it fo...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 06:25:56 PDT
How to Solder Solar Cells Together http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Solar-Cells-Together/
How to Solder Solar Cells Together - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FET/J98Z/HCV92BNU/FETJ98ZHCV92BNU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FET/J98Z/HCV92BNU/FETJ98ZHCV92BNU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FET/J98Z/HCV92BNU/FETJ98ZHCV92BNU.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin As the title says this instructable demonstrates how to solder individual solar cells together in preparation for building a solar panel. First i need to give a few disclaimers: 1. Soldering irons are hot and will burn you if you are not careful. If you do not know how to solder you will need to ...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:16:48 PST
Solar PV charge/discharge current monitoring http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DMM-Digital-Multi-Meter-based-PV-solar-cha/
Solar PV charge/discharge current monitoring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/LP1J/H7431231/FB1LP1JH7431231.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/LP1J/H7431231/FB1LP1JH7431231.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/LP1J/H7431231/FB1LP1JH7431231.SMALL.jpg manuka NOTE ( Feb. 2013) : This Instructable is now dated, but has been retained for convenience. Some approaches considered here are now  poor practise. Refer instead to a fresh Instructable = www.instructables.com/id/Mini-DMM-enhancement/  "Backyard" photovoltaic solar setups increasingly abound, but t...
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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:06:12 PDT
DIY Solar Lamp with help of Mother Nature & CABOT WoodCare Products http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Lamp-with-the-help-of-Mother-Nature-CO/
DIY Solar Lamp with help of Mother Nature & CABOT WoodCare Products - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/48JY/H6MEVVNZ/FIB48JYH6MEVVNZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/48JY/H6MEVVNZ/FIB48JYH6MEVVNZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/48JY/H6MEVVNZ/FIB48JYH6MEVVNZ.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker Here is another Solar Light project I made from found and recycled items. My motto is that I don't through away items until I know for sure it has out lived it's usefulness.This project idea came about when I found this weathered tree sapling that a honey suckle vine had helped shape it's unusual f...
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 20:52:49 PDT
Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace (Aluminum Soffit Based) http://www.instructables.com/id/Window-Mounted-Solar-Hot-Air-Furnace-Aluminum-Sof/
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:39:37 PDT
WIND TURBINE BLADE DIY how to video Part 1 HAWT Windmill Wind Power http://www.instructables.com/id/WIND-TURBINE-BLADE-DIY-how-to-video-Part-1-HAWT-Wi/
WIND TURBINE BLADE DIY how to video Part 1 HAWT Windmill Wind Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/285G/H5Y9W4W5/FCZ285GH5Y9W4W5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/285G/H5Y9W4W5/FCZ285GH5Y9W4W5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/285G/H5Y9W4W5/FCZ285GH5Y9W4W5.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is the actual DVD I have. Please watch all 10 videos before trying this yourself and BE CAREFUL. TOOLS ARE DANGEROUS. WARNING WARNING DO AT YOUR OWN RISK:-) We use pine for our blades but there are better woods available. If you use Pine, seal with a water sealer then apply a clear gloss enamel...
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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:55:11 PDT
Cement Mold Parabolic Reflector from a water tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Cement-Mold-Parabolic-Reflector-from-a-water-tank/
Cement Mold Parabolic Reflector from a water tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HSZP/H5TUB6DD/FFCHSZPH5TUB6DD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HSZP/H5TUB6DD/FFCHSZPH5TUB6DD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HSZP/H5TUB6DD/FFCHSZPH5TUB6DD.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE PART 1 OF THE DIY PROJECT. SCRAP 70 GALLON WATER TANK I FOUND ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:29:02 PDT
DIY SOLAR TUBES EVACUATED VACUUM TUBE Solar water heater http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-TUBES-EVACUATED-VACUUM-TUBE/
DIY SOLAR TUBES EVACUATED VACUUM TUBE Solar water heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/KGAI/H5Y9VPQ0/FN7KGAIH5Y9VPQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/KGAI/H5Y9VPQ0/FN7KGAIH5Y9VPQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/KGAI/H5Y9VPQ0/FN7KGAIH5Y9VPQ0.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Boil water just by placing it in the sun. This is a simple process to make your owns solar evacuated vacuum tubes from any bottle and a $2 vase from Walmart. The vacuum is drawn between the walls of the outer cylinder and the inner bottle replicating a thermos with one distinct difference. The sunli...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:27:50 PDT
Diy Solar Panel Series http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Solar-Panel-Series/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:34:48 PDT
Bucket Solar Light & Storage Container SUPER EASY http://www.instructables.com/id/Bucket-Solar-Light-Storage-Container-SUPER-EASY/
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 21:30:20 PDT
Restoring Plastic Solar Cells like New http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Plastic-Solar-Cells-like-New/
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:28:11 PDT
soler dish http://www.instructables.com/id/soler-dish/
soler dish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/5394/GTMPAYAW/FJ15394GTMPAYAW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/5394/GTMPAYAW/FJ15394GTMPAYAW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/5394/GTMPAYAW/FJ15394GTMPAYAW.SMALL.jpg kamalgear Solar dish In the last year I made a solar project  as you see in photos above in this project the main idea is to reflect the sun radiations on focal line  to heat the water in the pipe at the center of the parabolic reflector based on a iron frame also it fixed on a  satellite   dish holder  then...
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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:46:29 PDT
Solar Charging System http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charging-System/
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 08:56:29 PDT
Building a Solar Panel From Cells http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Solar-Panel-From-Cells/
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 09:32:13 PDT
Portable Solar Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Power-Supply-Intro/
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Tue, 10 May 2011 10:58:18 PDT
Making a Solar Panel without Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Solar-Battery-Panel-without-Soldering-1/
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Sun, 1 May 2011 17:21:26 PDT
Build a Qwik-Solar Step by Step http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Qwik-Solar-Step-by-Step/
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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 07:41:21 PST
Small scale home solar project http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-scale-home-solar-project/
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 09:49:39 PST
Run your Shed off grid! http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-your-Shed-from-a-Solar-Panel/
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Sat, 18 Sep 2010 09:08:21 PDT
How I built a folding 15 Watt Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-built-a-folding-15-Watt-Solar-Panel/
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 06:39:40 PDT
DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Home-Solar-Planning-a-Solar-Array-Beginners/
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 10:11:43 PDT
Hybrid solar panel (photovoltaic and thermal) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hybrid-solar-panel-photovoltaic-and-thermal/
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Thu, 6 May 2010 20:38:24 PDT
The cheapest solar boiler http://www.instructables.com/id/The-cheapest-solar-boiler/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:26:02 PDT
Clock Based solar tracker experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Clock-Based-solar-tracker-experiment/
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Mon, 19 May 2008 17:56:47 PDT