Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - green http://www.instructables.com Wed, 3 Sep 2014 01:33:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solar Socket and pre-order a production model!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solar-socket-solar-powered-usb-wall-socketThe first ever solar powered USB home wall socket for emergency and everyday use! This work is licensed ...
By: Solarcycle

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-120-DIY-12v-Solar-Power-System/
The $120 DIY 12v Solar Power System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/8PHT/HWDFDBWG/FTK8PHTHWDFDBWG.SMALL.jpg phagemeyer Here's my guide for a simple off-the-shelf and off-grid solar power system you can build yourself. I use this to power a Raspberry Pi that monitors my chicken coop, but you can use this in your RV, shed, garage, pool house, you name it. What do you want to power? How many devices, how much curren...
By: phagemeyer

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:04:04 PDT
Saving the World with a Giant Solar Death Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-the-World-with-a-Giant-Solar-Death-Ray/
Saving the World with a Giant Solar Death Ray - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/4AMJ/HW6T57CU/FEK4AMJHW6T57CU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/4AMJ/HW6T57CU/FEK4AMJHW6T57CU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/4AMJ/HW6T57CU/FEK4AMJHW6T57CU.SMALL.jpg jkimball So you have finally gone and done it- you've gotten a giant fresnel lens and you have mounted it so you can use the 1000+ square inches of solar collection to really heat things up. Then what?Laugh your Maddest Scientist all you want, because it is time to use those powers for good, and not evil. ...
By: jkimball

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:22:57 PDT
Thingall Solar car http://www.instructables.com/id/Thingall-Solar-car/
Thingall Solar car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/F44Q/HTBIOBBP/FZPF44QHTBIOBBP.SMALL.jpg British Badger This is the thingall solar car a small model racer made from resin and fibre glass and this is how to make it  You will need 1.Plaster 2.sand Paper(crewed and fine)  3.craft knife 4. modelling rubber 5. resin 6. fibre glass mat  7.gearbox and wheels 8. Under coat (2 colours) 9. top coat paint (Br...
By: British Badger

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:35:54 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/SRR8/HSHDSHFK/FKFSRR8HSHDSHFK.SQUARE.jpg http://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 ...
By: Khaleel123

Continue Reading »]]>
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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle "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? Yes! This is an Open Source Hardware instruction manual on how to build the Solarpad Kit solar USB charger, which include...
By: Solarcycle

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
"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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/REEN/HHCEJVOH/F3ZREENHHCEJVOH.SQUARE.jpg http://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...
By: EcoMotive

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:45:42 PDT
FRESNEL LENS DIY Bio Char PYROLYSIS http://www.instructables.com/id/FRESNEL-LENS-DIY-Bio-Char-PYROLYSIS/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/LX1Z/HHS9L6KY/FN6LX1ZHHS9L6KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/LX1Z/HHS9L6KY/FN6LX1ZHHS9L6KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/LX1Z/HHS9L6KY/FN6LX1ZHHS9L6KY.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is an older video I submitted for a greenhouse gas reduction contest in 2008. The rules were less than 2 minutes so that is the reason for the speedy voice over. This process can be used at home for science projects and small batch char production. The vent gasses are flammable and could be use...
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:57:39 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/RLV9/HH2VZDFT/FN8RLV9HH2VZDFT.SQUARE.jpg http://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 ...
By: mazzmn

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 26 May 2013 10:03:32 PDT
Solar rechargeable "light bulb". Ideal for camping. (made from recyclable materials) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-rechargeable-light-bulb-Ideal-for-camping/
Solar rechargeable "light bulb". Ideal for camping. (made from recyclable materials) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/CA96/HGZO5SPM/FFKCA96HGZO5SPM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/CA96/HGZO5SPM/FFKCA96HGZO5SPM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/CA96/HGZO5SPM/FFKCA96HGZO5SPM.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box Now when I go camping I like to escape technology and just enjoy nature, however I often want light at night in my tent, who doesnt? With all your electronics at home and an outlet far from reach light is hard to find at night, so in this I will show you how I made a solar rechargeable light bulb us...
By: out-of-the-box

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 21 May 2013 20:56:21 PDT
Make a Solar Rechargeable TV remote. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Solar-Rechargeable-TV-remote/
Make a Solar Rechargeable TV remote. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/MGKJ/HGH6JHZ5/F2RMGKJHGH6JHZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/MGKJ/HGH6JHZ5/F2RMGKJHGH6JHZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/MGKJ/HGH6JHZ5/F2RMGKJHGH6JHZ5.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box In this I will show you how to make a TV remote that uses solar energy to recharge its batteries. The batteries need to be rechargeable, I used nimh batteries. before we begin I would like to say that you shouldnt modify any remote that isnt yours. what do I mean exactly? glad you asked! Odds are yo...
By: out-of-the-box

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 12 May 2013 03:14:54 PDT
Emergency Solar Generator - for Everyone http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Solar-Generator-for-Everyone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/PRH9/HD8TWR7K/F2NPRH9HD8TWR7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/PRH9/HD8TWR7K/F2NPRH9HD8TWR7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/PRH9/HD8TWR7K/F2NPRH9HD8TWR7K.SMALL.jpg Conserver Yours truly does show and tell for an emergency solar generator.  This is the same emergency solar generator we'll be shipping out in our 'Solar for Sandy' Indiegogo campaign (Preview Here).   It's an insanely great design - straight, simple, easy to build and use.  It drove us insane for almost th...
By: Conserver

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 8 Mar 2013 09:30:41 PST
Solar power terminal http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-power-terminal/
Solar power terminal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/YJKI/H9X3HLGX/FJCYJKIH9X3HLGX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/YJKI/H9X3HLGX/FJCYJKIH9X3HLGX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/YJKI/H9X3HLGX/FJCYJKIH9X3HLGX.SMALL.jpg SelfSufficientDan I have seen a few tutorials on here regarding solar power and what to do with it, so I thought I'd add my own. My brother-in-law is expert at all things electronic, i stung him for a few bits for this project that he had just laying around. Remnants of his old projects i imagine. So, here is what ...
By: SelfSufficientDan

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:14:16 PST
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...
By: spottedwalker

Continue Reading »]]>
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/
Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace (Aluminum Soffit Based) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7YEN/H6MERAA3/F7R7YENH6MERAA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7YEN/H6MERAA3/F7R7YENH6MERAA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7YEN/H6MERAA3/F7R7YENH6MERAA3.SMALL.jpg EcoMotive Good evening welcome to my entry for the "Off the Grid Contest". I present to you a product aimed at lowering your winter heating bill and carbon footprint by generating heat for free using the power of the sun! Projects that involve warming air for space heating using the sun are plentiful. However...
By: EcoMotive

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:39:37 PDT
Solar Hot Water DIY EASY Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hot-Water-DIY-EASY-Cheap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/RFJW/H6738KQ6/FTURFJWH6738KQ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/RFJW/H6738KQ6/FTURFJWH6738KQ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/RFJW/H6738KQ6/FTURFJWH6738KQ6.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE Part 2 of a 2 part series showing how to install a cheap cost effective solar hot water heater. Part 1 is available on youtube, this gets to the point. The tubing is safe in excess of 170F in terms of chemical leaching. Do not drink hot shower water;-) If you want a passive exchange system for areas...
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:21:35 PDT
GIANT SLOAR OVEN from double glass scrap refrigerator doors http://www.instructables.com/id/GIANT-SLOAR-OVEN-from-double-glass-scrap-refrigera/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/ATI6/H6738KPP/FXBATI6H6738KPP.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is a 75 cu ft Solar over that took about 5 days to build. Every connection is sealed with silicone. The maximum air temp measured with all the mirrors in place reaches 221 F with 70 F outdoor temperature. We have a bit more work to do as 2 collection panels are wood and cannot handle the heat ...
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:04:16 PDT
Off the shelf parabolic mirror from a beauty supply cosmetic mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-the-shelf-parabolic-mirror-from-a-beauty-suppl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/8PDV/H672SSKD/FK18PDVH672SSKD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/8PDV/H672SSKD/FK18PDVH672SSKD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/8PDV/H672SSKD/FK18PDVH672SSKD.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is a high quality second surface long Focal Length parabolic mirror is from the cosmetic section. The greater the "x" magnification factor the mirror has (ex. x4 or x8) the SHORTER THE FOCAL LENGTH. The x-factor does not equal more power for solar. Shorter focal lengths make objects appear larg...
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:11:11 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/ 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...
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:55:11 PDT
Reused Solar Lighting for a Bicycle Helmet-Trash Tech http://www.instructables.com/id/Reused-Solar-Lighting-for-a-Bicycle-Helmet-Trash-T/
Reused Solar Lighting for a Bicycle Helmet-Trash Tech - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/9JPW/H5TUB8DF/FZ59JPWH5TUB8DF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/9JPW/H5TUB8DF/FZ59JPWH5TUB8DF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/9JPW/H5TUB8DF/FZ59JPWH5TUB8DF.SMALL.jpg KlockworkKevin The idea for this instructable was to build a lighting system for my bicycle helmet that can charge with solar power during the day at work so I can use it for my bike ride home after dark. I used my existing bike helmet (Adult Standard Razor) and different components I recovered from dumpsters or b...
By: KlockworkKevin

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 20:05:43 PDT
Solar Oven Mark II http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Oven-Mark-II/
Solar Oven Mark II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/BS0X/H337L2U1/FK8BS0XH337L2U1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/BS0X/H337L2U1/FK8BS0XH337L2U1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/BS0X/H337L2U1/FK8BS0XH337L2U1.SMALL.jpg ehudwill This is my second attempt at a solar oven. My first was made from cardboard and worked okay. The first I built to make sure I understood the science. This one is an improved version.  Tools/Materials You can get by with fewer tools. These are the ones I used. Tools Table Saw Miter Saw Jig Saw Dr...
By: ehudwill

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:28:29 PDT
Cement Mold Parabolic Reflector from a water tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Cement-Mold-Parabolic-Reflector-from-a-water-tank/ 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.
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:29:02 PDT
Diy Solar Panel Series http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Solar-Panel-Series/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/A3ZO/H5TVB8BP/F8PA3ZOH5TVB8BP.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is part 1 of a complete panel video. There will be three inexpensive options of panel sealing.
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:34:48 PDT
Rechargeable Weedeater Trimmer solar hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Weedeater-Trimmer-solar-hack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/BV31/H5ED8ONW/FUYBV31H5ED8ONW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/BV31/H5ED8ONW/FUYBV31H5ED8ONW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/BV31/H5ED8ONW/FUYBV31H5ED8ONW.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE All brands of rechargeable trimmers have a battery life issue because they need to remain lightweight. Over time the charge controller board does not allow for a good deep battery charge so they only last a minute. You can find them at yard sales all the time. If you have a spare panel with MC conne...
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:30:45 PDT
Forced Air Heater under $100 DIY wood Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Forced-Air-Heater-under-100-DIY-wood-Frame/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/T9ZW/H5TUB4KA/FE6T9ZWH5TUB4KA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/T9ZW/H5TUB4KA/FE6T9ZWH5TUB4KA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/T9ZW/H5TUB4KA/FE6T9ZWH5TUB4KA.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE FIGHT HIGH HEATING OIL prices and save money for other things like paying your mortgage or refinancing your home. Hope this helps:-) Note: Look T THE VIDEO RESPONSES THEY ARE VERY GOOD! This is a prototype easy to build rooftop forced air heater that produces 45 degree increases at a high CFM CFPM r...
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:54:12 PDT
Survival Alternative fire from water http://www.instructables.com/id/WATER-BOTTLE-FIRE-STARTER/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/D3C9/H5Y9VO75/FJ7D3C9H5Y9VO75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/D3C9/H5Y9VO75/FJ7D3C9H5Y9VO75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/D3C9/H5Y9VO75/FJ7D3C9H5Y9VO75.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This video teaches the way a large collection of water can be used to harness the power of the sun. This simple approach offers a simple inexpensive solution for developing nations offering solar cooking and water distillation for about 3 hours of optimal use. Jun 14, 2009 05:42 PM
By: GREENPOWERSCIENCE

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:32:42 PDT
Bucket Solar Light & Storage Container SUPER EASY http://www.instructables.com/id/Bucket-Solar-Light-Storage-Container-SUPER-EASY/
Bucket Solar Light & Storage Container SUPER EASY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/K5NQ/H461XPOE/F2KK5NQH461XPOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/K5NQ/H461XPOE/F2KK5NQH461XPOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/K5NQ/H461XPOE/F2KK5NQH461XPOE.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker I don't through away items until I know for sure it has out lived it's usefulness and a great example are Old solar Yard lights. I came up with two ideas and I have already published one http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Plastic-Solar-Cells-like-New/  I thought of my second project because I...
By: spottedwalker

Continue Reading »]]>
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/
Restoring Plastic Solar Cells like New - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/9YRA/H401V35I/FBZ9YRAH401V35I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/9YRA/H401V35I/FBZ9YRAH401V35I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/9YRA/H401V35I/FBZ9YRAH401V35I.SMALL.jpg spottedwalker Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ...
By: spottedwalker

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:28:11 PDT
Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Oven-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/57XF/H3W5B1P7/FR057XFH3W5B1P7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/57XF/H3W5B1P7/FR057XFH3W5B1P7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/57XF/H3W5B1P7/FR057XFH3W5B1P7.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam From the shoebox-sized and dirt-cheap to sun-tracking and full-sized, these Instructables run the gamut across solar oven-making! null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null
By: SelkeyMoonbeam

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:26:41 PDT
Portable Solar Powered Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-Outlet/
Portable Solar Powered Outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/KVFT/H3QF9A7W/F8PKVFTH3QF9A7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/KVFT/H3QF9A7W/F8PKVFTH3QF9A7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/KVFT/H3QF9A7W/F8PKVFTH3QF9A7W.SMALL.jpg JasonE In this Instructable I will attempt to explain and show how I created my portable solar powered outlet.   I've been able to continuously power an 80 watt device for approximately three hours without interruption and it could have gone much longer, as well as run an electric drill under load with no...
By: JasonE

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:35:47 PDT
Solar-Powered Desktop Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Desktop-Fans/
Solar-Powered Desktop Fans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/BR00/H21CGOPH/FM2BR00H21CGOPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/BR00/H21CGOPH/FM2BR00H21CGOPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/BR00/H21CGOPH/FM2BR00H21CGOPH.SMALL.jpg schou Summer is almost here (in Canada) and it is the perfect time to harness the power of the SUN! Cooling homes in the summer has quite an affect on energy loads and demands, so why not decrease your impact with solar powered fans!  Actually, this can be used for anything that runs on 12 V DC . If you...
By: schou

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 25 May 2012 01:45:57 PDT
A Techie's Guide to Going Green http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Techies-Guide-to-Going-Green/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/8SOX/H1WHVADB/F1G8SOXH1WHVADB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/8SOX/H1WHVADB/F1G8SOXH1WHVADB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/8SOX/H1WHVADB/F1G8SOXH1WHVADB.SMALL.jpg carmesan Welcome to the a Techie's Guide to Going Green where you will find awesome green lifestyle projects for the tech savvy that are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Solar PV tracker For a class project (PV Design, Appalachian State, Dr. Dennis Scanlin) I decided to try making a low cost PV (phot...
By: carmesan

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 7 May 2012 12:13:21 PDT
How to Get Cheap Solar Power http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Cheap-Solar-Power/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/RQ1X/GR6ZJRVB/FUURQ1XGR6ZJRVB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/RQ1X/GR6ZJRVB/FUURQ1XGR6ZJRVB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/RQ1X/GR6ZJRVB/FUURQ1XGR6ZJRVB.SMALL.jpg zazenergy Unleash the power of free and cheap solar energy and get your family off the grid with these 14 solar-themed Instructables. Learn how to make your own solar panels for less, build a solar over, solar powered phone charger and much much more! Instructables is the most popular project-sharing communi...
By: zazenergy

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:53:01 PDT
A Simple Solar Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Solar-Charging-Station/
A Simple Solar Charging Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/BEG6/GQTM739V/FR5BEG6GQTM739V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/BEG6/GQTM739V/FR5BEG6GQTM739V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/BEG6/GQTM739V/FR5BEG6GQTM739V.SMALL.jpg caperren         Hi, my name is Corwin and this instructable will be a guide for the process I used to build six solar powered charging stations as part of my Eagle Scout project for Boy Scouts. My main goal when I designed these stations was to make it easy to replicate and buy parts for. Please leave comme...
By: caperren

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:10:18 PDT
Solar Charging System http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Charging-System/
Solar Charging System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/ONMH/GQKM4ZG1/FG7ONMHGQKM4ZG1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/ONMH/GQKM4ZG1/FG7ONMHGQKM4ZG1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/ONMH/GQKM4ZG1/FG7ONMHGQKM4ZG1.SMALL.jpg Electronics Man Here is my Solar Charging System and how I made it. What I didnt purchase, I recycled the parts from other things I already had to make it. I will show you each part of the setup and explain its purpose.   I probably dont have to explain the purpose of the solar panel, but thats where the electricit...
By: Electronics Man

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 08:56:29 PDT
Making a Solar Panel without Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Solar-Battery-Panel-without-Soldering-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/PJMM/HCJO5G0R/FJWPJMMHCJO5G0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/PJMM/HCJO5G0R/FJWPJMMHCJO5G0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/PJMM/HCJO5G0R/FJWPJMMHCJO5G0R.SMALL.jpg dkdls09 Making solar panel( 2Volts ) without soldering but conductive adhesive tape and tangible solar cell.   Put the solar battery cell #1 facing down on the solar panel in its position, and put one side of conductive tape on a positive terminal and the other side of the tape on the cell #1. ...
By: dkdls09

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 1 May 2011 17:21:26 PDT
Free, green, solar dehydrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-green-solar-dehydrator/
Free, green, solar dehydrator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/CCLR/GL4Z69IV/FD5CCLRGL4Z69IV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/CCLR/GL4Z69IV/FD5CCLRGL4Z69IV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/CCLR/GL4Z69IV/FD5CCLRGL4Z69IV.SMALL.jpg lwilky Why Dry: Preserve fresh fruit/vegetables/meat/fish/prepared food that is surplus to current needs,  and increase calorie density (reduce weight for transporting, backpacking, camping). Why Solar/Green: Reduce carbon footprint Why Free: Costco Kirkland Disney animal cracker container too nice to dis...
By: lwilky

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:31:51 PST
The MusicTank http://www.instructables.com/id/The-MusicTank/
The MusicTank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/SAG5/GHDS6P30/FUISAG5GHDS6P30.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/SAG5/GHDS6P30/FUISAG5GHDS6P30.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/SAG5/GHDS6P30/FUISAG5GHDS6P30.SMALL.jpg Elian_gonzalez What is it :  A Solar Powered 2.0 (upgradable) stereo system in the powerful and intimidating shell of a tank! Why : I play for my schools ultimate frisbee team and we are away most weekend at                       tournaments, our tournaments start in the early hours of the day and don't stop     ...
By: Elian_gonzalez

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 2 Jan 2011 11:24:30 PST
How to Build a Soda Can Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Soda-Can-Heater/
How to Build a Soda Can Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/W28A/GF06T23Z/FFNW28AGF06T23Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/W28A/GF06T23Z/FFNW28AGF06T23Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/W28A/GF06T23Z/FFNW28AGF06T23Z.SMALL.jpg falling_stone Soda Can Solar Space heater This is a basic "how to" on creating your own soda can space heater. Several videos can be found on the net, but none of them really provide a step by step guide. I put this entire unit together with about 10 total hours of actual labor. If you have a source of cans, lum...
By: falling_stone

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 9 Oct 2010 09:28:03 PDT
Run your Shed off grid! http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-your-Shed-from-a-Solar-Panel/
Run your Shed off grid! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/141J/GE7LBGRC/FZX141JGE7LBGRC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/141J/GE7LBGRC/FZX141JGE7LBGRC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/141J/GE7LBGRC/FZX141JGE7LBGRC.SMALL.jpg oscarthompson Ever wanted to Be Green? Well now you can! This Instructable will show you how to Run your Shed, on a solar panel! I Hope you enjoy my Instructable, This was one of my most enjoyable Projects! and I had good results from the little cost it has cost me. Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any dam...
By: oscarthompson

Continue Reading »]]>
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/
How I built a folding 15 Watt Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/8GW7/GC7F5GFR/F7U8GW7GC7F5GFR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/8GW7/GC7F5GFR/F7U8GW7GC7F5GFR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/8GW7/GC7F5GFR/F7U8GW7GC7F5GFR.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 Several years ago I built a 60 Watt solar panel. It's a great panel. I still use it a lot. However, it is big, and heavy, and I don't always need 60 Watts of power. Sometimes I just need a little power for a portable device or two. I'd like to be able to charge up my cell phone, or MP3 player withou...
By: mdavis19

Continue Reading »]]>
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/
DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/FP4J/GAJUQEFG/FUJFP4JGAJUQEFG.SMALL.jpg DIY Solar Jon Hi there! Maybe you've considered solar energy - even if only for a brief moment - only to dismiss it as too complicated and too expensive, or maybe you're seriously considering a project, but don't know where to start. With this Instructable, I hope to demystify the (not-really) intimidating proc...
By: DIY Solar Jon

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 19 Jun 2010 10:11:43 PDT
Solar Thermosyphen Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Thermosyphen-Project/
Solar Thermosyphen Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ZPQP/G9NH9IQ0/FF9ZPQPG9NH9IQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ZPQP/G9NH9IQ0/FF9ZPQPG9NH9IQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ZPQP/G9NH9IQ0/FF9ZPQPG9NH9IQ0.SMALL.jpg slayerofgoliath I built solar thermosyphens for the knee wall of my south facing screen porch. My goal was to use as much recycled and reclaimed material as possible. The heat is fed into the enclosed porch. I open the house window and I have free heat in the winter. In the summer months the sun tracks higher i...
By: slayerofgoliath

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 3 Jun 2010 14:47:56 PDT
CERC Green Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/CERC-Green-Solar-Oven/
CERC Green Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/PEIL/G825HYS7/F78PEILG825HYS7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/PEIL/G825HYS7/F78PEILG825HYS7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/PEIL/G825HYS7/F78PEILG825HYS7.SMALL.jpg 3point2 A solar oven is a great way to conserve resources and tap into the wealth of energy that hits the Earth every day.  In this Instructable, we will show you how to construct a high efficiency solar oven out of mostly waste or scrap parts you probably have lying around your house.  The intention here i...
By: 3point2

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 17 Apr 2010 22:35:15 PDT
green dynamo and solar power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/green-dynamo-and-solar-power-supply/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/QIFE/G58TBZO6/FUDQIFEG58TBZO6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/QIFE/G58TBZO6/FUDQIFEG58TBZO6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/QIFE/G58TBZO6/FUDQIFEG58TBZO6.SMALL.jpg PoisonMondo I looked across instructables but a couldn't find a instructble about a dynamo power supply so I decided to do some experimenting and it's A reliable power sorce to take almost anywhere. With dynamo and solar charging. It's perfect.If you hook up a battery to th terminals you can chrage the battery ...
By: PoisonMondo

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 7 Feb 2010 01:13:41 PST
How to Make a Solar Powered Walkway http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Solar-Powered-Walkway/
How to Make a Solar Powered Walkway - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/7S0R/G47KOKHE/FZV7S0RG47KOKHE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/7S0R/G47KOKHE/FZV7S0RG47KOKHE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/7S0R/G47KOKHE/FZV7S0RG47KOKHE.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid I sure loves me some sun jars!  They incorporate several of my favorite things to mess around with:  LEDs, Solar panels, hot glue, man it's all there and they look great to boot! However, there is one big fat problem:  the sun!  When it's dark out, oftentimes the places I'd really like to have a li...
By: depotdevoid

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:18:40 PST
Solar Food Dehydrator (Dryer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Food-Dehydrator-Dryer/
Solar Food Dehydrator (Dryer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/DH6W/G0AMJZEN/FGUDH6WG0AMJZEN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/DH6W/G0AMJZEN/FGUDH6WG0AMJZEN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/DH6W/G0AMJZEN/FGUDH6WG0AMJZEN.SMALL.jpg Permaculture Dry your fruit, vegetables, and other goods with your own sun powered dehydrator. Electric Food Dehydrators can be expensive and consume unnecessary energy. This solar dehydrator was made entirely of recovered materials. It was constructed with scrap ply wood, 2x4s from an old ladder, a house window...
By: Permaculture

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 4 Oct 2009 21:49:20 PDT
Homemade 63 Watt Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-63-Watt-Solar-Panel/
Homemade 63 Watt Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/F3P8/FZWXPICL/FNEF3P8FZWXPICL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/F3P8/FZWXPICL/FNEF3P8FZWXPICL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/F3P8/FZWXPICL/FNEF3P8FZWXPICL.SMALL.jpg airsofter1 I am a young person interested in solar energy. I decided to build a solar panel. I am young and if I can do it then anybody else can to. I will take you through everything from building the frame to soldering. When this is completed this will give you 63 watts of free energy that is good for campin...
By: airsofter1

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 20:54:21 PDT
Kyoto trough solar cooker mimics a parabolic dish without a thousand cuts! http://www.instructables.com/id/Compound-solar-cooker/
Kyoto trough solar cooker mimics a parabolic dish without a thousand cuts! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/DC7F/FUI0XFX8/FP2DC7FFUI0XFX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/DC7F/FUI0XFX8/FP2DC7FFUI0XFX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/DC7F/FUI0XFX8/FP2DC7FFUI0XFX8.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician The kyoto trough uses troughs with their curvature at right angles to each other to mimic a parabolic dish. Bending and cutting sheet material to make the trough requires as little as 2 cuts of the sheet material.. On the other hand Cutting sheet material to make a parabolic dish is a massive undert...
By: gaiatechnician

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 12:40:13 PDT
SOLAR OVEN http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR_OVEN/
SOLAR OVEN - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/B85F/FSH7EFQE/FL2B85FFSH7EFQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/B85F/FSH7EFQE/FL2B85FFSH7EFQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/B85F/FSH7EFQE/FL2B85FFSH7EFQE.SMALL.jpg sdbigguy SOLAR OVEN that is quick, easy and FREE!!!I am a packrat at heart and I am always looking at ways to make things from stuff and junk I have accumulated. I have been interested in trying to make a solar oven for a while. We got a shipment in today that had perishable items and the box was lined with ...
By: sdbigguy

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 22:21:55 PDT