Instructables: exploring - green - solar Tue, 4 Aug 2015 03:13:06 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cheap and simple hydroponic starter tray!
Cheap and simple hydroponic starter tray! - More DIY How To Projects]]> burn317 This project came about from trying to get the healthiest starts possible for my garden and not knowing when to stop. I began this project with the simple project from grade school when we started plants in an old egg carton with some soil.... I had started a few starts with just some moist egg c...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 19:24:17 PDT
Calentador Solar de Agua
Calentador Solar de Agua - More DIY How To Projects]]> leovolador El sol genera radiación solar que al ingresar en la atmosfera terrestre puede ser utilizada para aprovechar su energía para generar calor o producir electricidad.La radiación solar son ondas electromagnticas que emite el sol cuando por su proceso de fusion de hidrogeno genera energía, siendo esta e...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:48:19 PST
Horno Solar
Horno Solar - More DIY How To Projects]]> leovolador El sol es una fuente inagotable de energía a través de la fusión nuclear convirtiendo principalmente iones de Hidrogeno en iones de Helio, creando cada día una fuente de energía electromagentica equivalente a 56 veces lo que la humanidad consume en un año. La insolación es una medida de la radiación...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:23:46 PST
Solar powered ceiling fan (Chirstmas gift)
Solar powered ceiling fan (Chirstmas gift) - More DIY How To Projects]]> liquidhandwash I made this project for a friend who is a bit down on his luck and living in a small community with no power, water, toilet or pretty much anything else you would expect in a western country. There are a number of permanent residents living in illegal shacks, caravans, buses, shipping containers o...
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:03:28 PST
Mow Your Lawn by the Power of the Sun
Mow Your Lawn by the Power of the Sun - More DIY How To Projects]]> NRG4UandMe Gas mowers are a drag - the gas .. the oil, .. the spark plug .. the air filter, the noise .. the stink, the carburator clogging, the pull-start action on your aching shoulder joint -- etc etc --- for a little more than what a new push mower costs and some patience and know-how, you can be off the g...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 21:06:25 PST
Small Scale Power Solutions
Small Scale Power Solutions - More DIY How To Projects]]> LaMar Solarcabin How to provide power to remote populations using micro-grid systems.Make Energy: A US-Mexico Innovation ChallengeSpanish Translation: PDF: Guide To Small Off-Grid Power SystemsPROBLEM: Grid p...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:48:20 PST
A Solar Drying Rack
A Solar Drying Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> BeachsideHank Here in Florida, where solar energy abounds, one of the simplest ways to "go green" is to avoid using the clothes drying machine and hang out the laundry. I eschew the traditional clothesline in favor of a rack, constructed of lumber and PVC pipe, and fitted with castered legs. The dimensions of the...
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:59:39 PDT
Solar Hurricane Lighting (and more)
Solar Hurricane Lighting (and more) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikesoniat I've spent my entire life living on or near the Gulf Coast. And even though we've had a couple of seasons with no major hurricanes, I can't help thinking about them this time of year. Of course, the big storms are very dangerous and most people should evacuate to safer ground. But those who stay and...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:54:23 PDT
Garden Lights
Garden Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> Josehf Murchison Garden Lights are easy to care for and last for years, put them out in the spring, bring them in in the fall, this is a good time to wash them, store them over the winter with the batteries out, and replace the batteries every two years, beyond that you can forget about them. However my neighbors ju...
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Thu, 30 May 2013 22:18:26 PDT
Indoor Decorative Solar Lights
Indoor Decorative Solar Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikesoniat I had several solar garden lights left over from the original Solar Shrub project, so I decided to hack a few of them for some colorful indoor decorative lighting. Typical solar garden lights pack a lot of electronics into a small cheap device. Most contain a solar cell, a Ni-Cad battery with charg...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 14:56:30 PDT
Hot water solar collector controller with thermostat v1.0
Hot water solar collector controller with thermostat v1.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> alv001 The collector is controlled very simply – the temperature measured by the collector and the water heating tank (boiler). When the water temperature in the solar collector is higher than boiler, controller turns on the pump and the heat transfer from the collector to hot water storage begins. When t...
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Fri, 17 May 2013 04:04:50 PDT
Double Duty Protest Sign/Solar Cooker
Double Duty Protest Sign/Solar Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> cobergland My generic Earth Day protest sign turns into a solar oven. Now I can raise hell and cook at the same time. Rice in about 2 hours.  A kindly society takes a bit longer. Made from an old cardboard box and some foil and glue and/or duct tape.  It unfolds into a reflector, and the cooking jars a...
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Fri, 3 May 2013 20:32:24 PDT
Solar Shrub II
Solar Shrub II - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikesoniat It's been almost a year since I posted the original Solar Shrub on Instructables It was a great success from the standpoint that it did what it was supposed to do (charge small devices using nothing but energy from the Sun) . Plus, winning the grand priz...
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:09:32 PDT
How To Make A Solar Oven
How To Make A Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nik727 Many people rely on electricity or gas, but have you ever thought about using the power of the sun to cook?     -Here is a green, eco-friendly idea. How to...   Materials      -Cardboard box (any kind will do)      -Scissors      -Plastic wrap      -Aluminum foil      -Tape Step 1...    -Cut...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 18:39:11 PDT
The Nicaragua Solar Panel
The Nicaragua Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pyrotechnic-Robot This is a small solar panels that is designed to be constructed and installed in Nicaragua. I created it using minimal materials as well as supplies that are low cost and can be transported easily to Nicaragua. The raw materials for this device will be brought down to Nicaragua where the villagers ...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:39:05 PDT
Glass Bottles Recycled to colored sands GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is an easy DIY glass crusher that will give you a great upper body workout and produces beautiful colored sand that can be used for planters or glass melting with a large Fresnel Lens.

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:09:15 PDT
Instant Greenhouse pallet wrap GREENPOWERSCIENCE This is not the prettiest greenhouse BUT it does work very well. I have tested standard pallet wrap for UV and it has surpassed 2 years without a problem. The wrap clings and if wrapped properly, it will not separate in winds exceeding 35 miles per hour. Maximum temperature difference with a 4x8 ft ...

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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:23:03 PDT
"Solar" Air Conditioning
"Solar" Air Conditioning - More DIY How To Projects]]> DYSeow *Note* This project is done by students from Singapore Polytechnic. "Solar" Air Conditioning Components used :  2x BIG DC fan 1x Aquarium pump (preferably DC pump) 1x CPU Heatsink 1x copper pipe 1x polystyrene ice box Nx reusable ice pack  Solar panels (Optional) The tools and components were prov...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 08:11:20 PDT
programmable solar charger
programmable solar charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jakwiebus I had a solar charger, but wit the years the complex electronics supporting it gave up. But when I took it apart I noticed that the panels them selfs were still working. Wanting to reuse them I came up with this. A programmable solar charger. by a simple shorting block and headers you can 'program'...
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:04:12 PDT
trash 2 treasure 6, variations on a theme
trash 2 treasure 6, variations on a theme - More DIY How To Projects]]> l8nite On a recent mining the curbs outing I found 10 solar lights, some the dollar store variaty and some fairly nice ones, all of them worked! I then kept my eyes open for interesting objects to attach the lights to. The table I am working at is a combination of curb finds as is the hotglue gun ! suppl...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:00:02 PDT
Solar Interior Lighting (Getting Your Solar Feet Wet)
Solar Interior Lighting (Getting Your Solar Feet Wet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> dlewisa This is more of a proof of concept for both regular folk and fellow solar-hippie-alternative-energy freaks out there. There is no reason that anyone should have to pay for electricity to light their homes anymore. The majority of energy used in homes is from heating and cooling of one type or anothe...
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Sun, 27 May 2012 14:58:36 PDT
trash to treasure 4, push back the dark 2 l8nite My other instructable was still on my mind when I saw this large mouthed adult beverage container which I rinsed well and filled with play sand. The lamp fit like it was made for this application!  I still added a bead of hot gl...
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Sun, 6 May 2012 15:55:15 PDT
Trash to treasure 3, push back the dark
Trash to treasure 3, push back the dark - More DIY How To Projects]]> l8nite I find a lot of amazing things when I'm out curb mining  just because I find a usable item however doesn't mean I'm going to use it as it was intended materials and tools I found several solar lights that only needed a little cleaning and ...
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Sat, 5 May 2012 14:03:03 PDT
Solar Water Heater: Part 1- The Collector
Solar Water Heater: Part 1- The Collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mak5 Find me on Youtube and Instagram (@themak5) for more projects!The goal: Build a passive solar water heater to make the frigid water in the public bathroom less shocking to the human body. It needs to be a closed loop system because it freezes where we are a few times a year. Having water run through...
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 01:24:11 PDT
Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels scoochmaroo Welcome to Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels: projects to get you off the grid, a collection of awesome do-it-yourself projects from! The Instructables editors have chosen some of our best do-it-yourself off-the-grid projects to educate and inspire you to make great th...
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 15:32:33 PDT
Hot Pot is a great solar cooker, but was designed for the Tropics
Hot Pot is a great solar cooker, but was designed for the Tropics - More DIY How To Projects]]> shastalore   First of all, and a minor point, the Hot Pot is properly spelled as: HotPot (one word) But those of you who want to do more research, Google searches are more successful when searched as "hot pot", since the rest of the world misspells the name. Here's a simple hack (well... maybe not so simpl...
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Tue, 5 Apr 2011 17:18:36 PDT
Solar Space Heater
Solar Space Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> rcabreu The purpose of this solar heater is to concentrate heat from the sun on a black surface and radiate it into the room. It fits around/onto a window and can serve as an indirect fix for poorly-insulated windows. Ideally, the window will be south-facing in order to catch the most amount of winter sun. ...
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Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:44:58 PDT
Solar LED Light Hacked Into Solar Battery Charger
Solar LED Light Hacked Into Solar Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> bloomautomatic This is a very simple instructable.  Really, it's more of an informable than instructable since it's pretty self-explanatory.  I know there have been many other solar battery chargers, but this one was already made and sitting under my nose. I posted this instructable the day I made it, so the jur...
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Tue, 8 Jun 2010 19:23:13 PDT
My Solar Furnace 00MrNotWrong00 This is not completely my own design. You can find these all over the internet if you do a Google search or a search on you-tube. I built this because so many people pay so much money to heat their homes and something as simple and cheap as this could off set those costs by hundreds of dollars a y...
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Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:57:58 PDT