Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - panel http://www.instructables.com Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:22:23 PST BLOX v1.01 Repair Solar Panel Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Solar-Panel-Glass/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:39:33 PDT
the "mini solar book", torch and charger http://www.instructables.com/id/the-mini-solar-book-torch-and-charger/
the "mini solar book", torch and charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/LAXW/HSJAPK56/FJZLAXWHSJAPK56.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi The "mini solar book" is another solar power supply and charger, which acts as LED light too. Its torchlight function is very useful and effective. Indeed white LED only consumes 20 mA, so it will provide light for about 30 hours with a single charge of the battery, and with solar cells addition its...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:41:49 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 ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:26:32 PST
DIY Long Lasting 36 Cell Solar Panel (60 Watts) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Long-Lasting-36-Cell-Solar-Panel-60-Watts/
DIY Long Lasting 36 Cell Solar Panel (60 Watts) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/EPVP/HS4VRBQJ/F86EPVPHS4VRBQJ.SMALL.jpg dankozi713 I became interested in solar panels and making my own for my garage so that I could do more household projects. I don't have an electrical degree but with the vast amount of knowledge, tips and tricks regarding building solar panels on the interweb, I wanted to consolidate and share my project wit...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:16:11 PST
80 watt Foldable Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/80-watt-Foldable-Solar-Panel/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/D7QO/HML17UPS/FZOD7QOHML17UPS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/D7QO/HML17UPS/FZOD7QOHML17UPS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/D7QO/HML17UPS/FZOD7QOHML17UPS.SMALL.jpg Solaron I built this 12v portable, foldable solar panel for $68.00. It's 82 watts, 3.6 amps, and 22v open circuit. It folds into one very nice, very strong and protected carrying case 3/4 thick each piece. Each cell is incased with 10 mil laminate each side (20 mil total) pouches which definately doesn't ma...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:16:40 PDT
(16) Power Distribution Panel For Pluggables http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Distribution-Panel-For-Pluggables/
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:30:24 PDT
(12) WattsUp Meter Installation (Pluggables Update 9/9/13) http://www.instructables.com/id/12-WattsUp-Meter-Installation-Pluggables-Series/
(12) WattsUp Meter Installation (Pluggables Update 9/9/13) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/656T/HG85CH9B/FFU656THG85CH9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/656T/HG85CH9B/FFU656THG85CH9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/656T/HG85CH9B/FFU656THG85CH9B.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill The WattsUp Meter is not exactly something I'm going to be plugging in every time I use it. WattsUp will be permanently mounted on the face of the Power Distribution Panel to monitor the number of Watts I use every time I turn something on. WattsUp will tell me how many Watts I use directly from the...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:35:44 PDT
DIY iPhone 5s Solar Charger with CAD http://www.instructables.com/id/DYI-iPhone-5-Solar-Charger-with-CAD/
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Fri, 24 May 2013 06:35:47 PDT
(10) Portfolio Solar Landscape Flood Lamp HACK (Update 9/27/13) http://www.instructables.com/id/Portfolio-Solar-Landscape-Flood-Lamp-HACK/
(10) Portfolio Solar Landscape Flood Lamp HACK (Update 9/27/13) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/KOQ4/HFD1EUKT/FXKKOQ4HFD1EUKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/KOQ4/HFD1EUKT/FXKKOQ4HFD1EUKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/KOQ4/HFD1EUKT/FXKKOQ4HFD1EUKT.SMALL.jpg Dr.Bill We live in a building that goes through power outages on a regular basis. Happens almost every month with no apology from HECO, the local electric company. I spotted these flood lamps in a Lowes display. Their light was very much different from the usual LED. The light was not so bluish/white, it w...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 17:38:38 PDT
Solar Battery Charger!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/DDYY/HET1AUMP/FDRDDYYHET1AUMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/DDYY/HET1AUMP/FDRDDYYHET1AUMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/DDYY/HET1AUMP/FDRDDYYHET1AUMP.SMALL.jpg sidgupta This is an Instructable  on how to make a solar powered battery charger. In my case it re-charges 4 * 1.2 V NiMh batteries. Things you need: 1. Solar Panel ( I used a 9 V one to charge 4 batteries. Each battery requires about 2 V to charge so you can accordingly adjust the size of the panel ). 2....
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:23:49 PDT
Step By Step hack a trickle solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-By-Step-hack-a-trickle-solar-charger/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:15:01 PDT
Hack a trickle solar vehicle charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-trickle-solar-vehicle-charger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/BDVK/H6MF2Y1I/FYABDVKH6MF2Y1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/BDVK/H6MF2Y1I/FYABDVKH6MF2Y1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/BDVK/H6MF2Y1I/FYABDVKH6MF2Y1I.SMALL.jpg mysterion Extensive research on small solar systems I took apart the car charger part and did my own little edits to it and made it into a solar source. The regulating circuit and stepdown were included, the teardown of picture 2/3 was just to show what the car port adapter looked like inside. I also had the...
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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 09:56:33 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.
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:34:48 PDT
Simple Small Solar Panel installation http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Small-Solar-Panel-installation/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/NV5B/GU7FXQOD/FZGNV5BGU7FXQOD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/NV5B/GU7FXQOD/FZGNV5BGU7FXQOD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/NV5B/GU7FXQOD/FZGNV5BGU7FXQOD.SMALL.jpg ton ton i use 5w solar panel to charge 12v 7amp SLA battery and a charge controller, to run a 12v CFL bulb, and charge mobile phone using car charger adapter,, it cost me about 2500php.
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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:16:09 PDT
DIY Solar panels - air heaters made of pop cans http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-panel-air-heater-made-of-pop-cans/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/6CI6/GQ5QC3S1/FKN6CI6GQ5QC3S1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/6CI6/GQ5QC3S1/FKN6CI6GQ5QC3S1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/6CI6/GQ5QC3S1/FKN6CI6GQ5QC3S1.SMALL.jpg Mladen_solar It is really simple and cheap to build DIY solar panels for supplemental home heating, and it heats the air directly. The most interesting is the fact that collector is almost entirely constructed out of empty aluminum cans! Housing for solar collector is made of wood (plywood 15mm), while its fro...
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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 06:17:46 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
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
Non-PV Solar Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-PV-Solar-Power/
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Sat, 3 Oct 2009 20:09:00 PDT
Homemade 63 Watt Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-63-Watt-Solar-Panel/
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Fri, 25 Sep 2009 20:54:21 PDT
Solar Window Inserts http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Window-Inserts/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2009 14:40:00 PDT
How To Build A Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Solar-Panel/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:43:30 PDT
Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-60-Watt-Solar-Panel/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2008 05:35:14 PDT
Solarize your backpack and power all your gizmos http://www.instructables.com/id/Solarize-your-backpack-and-power-all-your-gizmos/
Solarize your backpack and power all your gizmos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/8DXX/FJNEJ3DM/FDX8DXXFJNEJ3DM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/8DXX/FJNEJ3DM/FDX8DXXFJNEJ3DM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/8DXX/FJNEJ3DM/FDX8DXXFJNEJ3DM.SMALL.jpg Kajnjaps In this instructable I'll show you how to build a detachable solar panel and battery charger for your backpack. This can power or charge all your gadgets (cell phone, mp3 player...) while on the road. HAMs can use it to power small QRP transmitters and receivers on a field day etc. I was inspired by...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2008 06:12:13 PDT
Solar powered laser pointer made out of fairly common parts, and an altoids tin. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-laser-pointer-made-out-of-fairly-com/
Solar powered laser pointer made out of fairly common parts, and an altoids tin. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/X8VS/FHJMR6TX/FGLX8VSFHJMR6TX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/X8VS/FHJMR6TX/FGLX8VSFHJMR6TX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/X8VS/FHJMR6TX/FGLX8VSFHJMR6TX.SMALL.jpg TheWelfareWarrior Today we will be creating a solar powered laser pointer. Parts: 5v 300ma (or so) solar panel3.6v battery pack (I used one out of an old cord less phone)random bits of wire, preferably red and blackaltoids tin (mmm wintery minty-ness)switch 6 pole two way preferred, 2 pole single throw would workLED ...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2008 20:17:46 PDT
Solar Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarWelder/
Solar Welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/WJ5I/FG9V4FGP/FRYWJ5IFG9V4FGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/WJ5I/FG9V4FGP/FRYWJ5IFG9V4FGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/WJ5I/FG9V4FGP/FRYWJ5IFG9V4FGP.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Once the Golf Cart Welder was working well, the next step was to add solar power.Here's Marko welding a giant sports car rotisserie using the solar welder.These panels charge the cart at about 3 amps. Welding or driving draws up to 150 amps, but only in short bursts. To my surprise I have to disconn...
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Thu, 15 May 2008 17:09:03 PDT
DIY 2 bucket dripper tracker for solar cookers and solar panels is cheap and it works! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY--2-bucket-dripper-tracker-for-solar-cookers-an/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/347A/FEXKLZ3X/FZH347AFEXKLZ3X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/347A/FEXKLZ3X/FZH347AFEXKLZ3X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/347A/FEXKLZ3X/FZH347AFEXKLZ3X.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician Tracking makes your equipment more productive but it can be expensive. Here is a cheap tracker made from old junk that does the job. I have used it and it does the job.
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Sat, 12 Apr 2008 20:30:25 PDT
How to MAKE PV Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-MAKE-PV-Solar-Panels/
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Mon, 13 Aug 2007 05:09:06 PDT
DIY Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Panel/
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Thu, 1 Feb 2007 19:06:46 PST
Run AC Tools on Batteries Directly, without an Inverter http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-AC-Tools-on-Batteries-Directly%2c-without-an-Inv/
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Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:13:48 PDT
Robotic Solar Powered Sunflower http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Solar-Powered-Sunflower/
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Tue, 28 Mar 2006 03:26:20 PST