Instructables: exploring - workshop - solar - solar power - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:24:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 Adding a Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel to my Storage Building http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-a-Harbor-Freight-45-Watt-Solar-Panel-to-my-/
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By: Tom Hargrave

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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:11:22 PDT
Solar Powered Ostrich Egg http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Ostrich-Egg/
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By: Ruud van Koningsbrugge

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:24 PDT
SOLAR CANNON FLASH STEAM CANON http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-CANON-FLASH-STEAM-CANON/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/X82L/HHMI6RXK/FHVX82LHHMI6RXK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/X82L/HHMI6RXK/FHVX82LHHMI6RXK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/X82L/HHMI6RXK/FHVX82LHHMI6RXK.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is a parabolic trough focused with a linear beam along a steel pipe that allow water to FLASH into steam creating a projectile launch exceeding 350 FPS.
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 08:35:02 PDT
Altoids Smalls Solar Powered USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Smalls-Solar-Powered-USB-Charger/
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Mon, 6 May 2013 06:25:56 PDT
Home Made Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Solar-Panel/
Home Made Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/H1Q8/FZETBF8C/FZWH1Q8FZETBF8C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/H1Q8/FZETBF8C/FZWH1Q8FZETBF8C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/H1Q8/FZETBF8C/FZWH1Q8FZETBF8C.SMALL.jpg Home Build Solar System Why pay lots of money (or any money) for a program that shows you how you can make your own solar panel as you can get this for free?Visit Home Build Solar System on http://home.kpn.nl/maas5455/and experience how also you can make not only solar panels but also how to make the whole system for half ...
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Sun, 1 Nov 2009 07:06:13 PST
Portable Solar Powered Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Powered-Outlet/
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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:35:47 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
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 It: DIY Juice Pouch http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-It%3a-DIY-Juice-Pouch/
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Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:15:35 PST
Hybrid solar panel (photovoltaic and thermal) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hybrid-solar-panel-photovoltaic-and-thermal/
Hybrid solar panel (photovoltaic and thermal) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/USR2/G8VVDISN/FOZUSR2G8VVDISN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/USR2/G8VVDISN/FOZUSR2G8VVDISN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/USR2/G8VVDISN/FOZUSR2G8VVDISN.SMALL.jpg carlos1w Some time ago I bought some PV cells (6"x3", from rebeccayi0904 on ebay, very nice seller!) with intention of building a PV panel (after reading a plaethora of instructables on solar panels here!).  While testing the individual cells out there in the sun I noticed that they got quite hot.  I then re...
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Thu, 6 May 2010 20:38:24 PDT
Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-60-Watt-Solar-Panel/
Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/EALB/FKX1AIAF/FI3EALBFKX1AIAF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/EALB/FKX1AIAF/FI3EALBFKX1AIAF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/EALB/FKX1AIAF/FI3EALBFKX1AIAF.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the terrible light pollution found near cities of any real size. I found a great piece of property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service av...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2008 05:35:14 PDT
Solar Powered Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Amplifier/
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Sun, 30 Dec 2007 14:02:38 PST