Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - pv - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:28:13 PST BLOX v1.01 Solar Swing-Set (PV Playhouse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Swing-Set-PV-Playhouse/
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 16:40:40 PDT
Going Off-Grid in the Aquaponic Geodesic Dome Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Going-Off-Grid-in-the-Aquaponic-Geodesic-Dome-Gree/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/F6C9/H7URBVSB/FTUF6C9H7URBVSB.SMALL.jpg web4deb I finally finished up the solar setup for the geodesic dome. It's amazing how you have to watch every watt you're consuming when you're not connected to the power company!  This video details how it all went together.  Enjoy! Below is the transcript: Large solar systems can produce current that ca...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 05:58:39 PDT
Independant (non-grid-intertie) solar electric system http://www.instructables.com/id/NON-grid-intertie-independant-solar-photovoltic-/
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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:07:55 PDT
Building a micro solar generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-micro-solar-generator/
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Tue, 27 Feb 2007 20:22:03 PST
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
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
Solar PV tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-PV-tracker/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:20:12 PST
Portable Solar Generator on a bike trailer for Burning Man http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Generator-on-a-bike-trailer-for-Bur/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:10:04 PDT
How to Make A Solar Powered Fan! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Amazing-Solar-Powered-Fan-A-Green-Gadget/
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Wed, 7 May 2008 14:06:32 PDT
DIY Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Panel/
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Thu, 1 Feb 2007 19:06:46 PST
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