Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - energy - solar - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:56:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 Tips For Saving Energy ( Cut Your Bills) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-For-Saving-Energy-Cut-Your-Bills/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:31:32 PDT
Solar Power Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Plant/
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By: Louis_and_Arthur

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Wed, 14 May 2014 00:12:12 PDT
Power your USB Devices with a 6-24V power source like solar panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-your-USB-Devices-with-a-6-24V-power-source-l/
Power your USB Devices with a 6-24V power source like solar panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/3S6O/HURHU2II/F0Z3S6OHURHU2II.SMALL.jpg cp123127 Have you ever found yourself with a 6-24V power source, or solar panels wishing you could charge your phone or run any other 5V USB device? Well now you can! This is a guide to encasing a $10 buck bonverter (also called a switching converter), so that you can use a wide array of voltages to charg...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 15:12:50 PDT
Homemade solar cell using household items (update) http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-solar-cell-using-household-items/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:43:04 PDT
My "NEW" Solar Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/My-NEW-Solar-Setupunder-construction/
My "NEW" Solar Setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/SJ66/HN829J21/FFJSJ66HN829J21.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/SJ66/HN829J21/FFJSJ66HN829J21.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/SJ66/HN829J21/FFJSJ66HN829J21.SMALL.jpg kalefranklin This is my second version of solar power.  The first version can be seen in my other instructable              http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Solar-Setup/ I did not take pictures as I was building this unit, because I had to make several changes as I was building.  If I had this instructable w...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:50:36 PDT
Our "Hot Box" Solar Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Our-Hot-Box-Solar-Collector/
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:29:43 PDT
Solar Tracker in the Internet Cloud http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Tracker-in-the-Internet-Cloud/
Solar Tracker in the Internet Cloud - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/954N/HHTE0PGU/FL0954NHHTE0PGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/954N/HHTE0PGU/FL0954NHHTE0PGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/954N/HHTE0PGU/FL0954NHHTE0PGU.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker This is a Solar Tracker. A full size, internet cloud connected, smartphone accessible Solar Tracker built mainly from 2x4s and plywood, employing wooden peg gears, recycled curtain poles, nuts, bolts and threaded rod. The solar tracker uses a home built electronic controller incorporating WiFi, ste...
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:01:23 PDT
DIY Solar panels for RV or off grid http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-panels-for-RV-or-off-grid/
DIY Solar panels for RV or off grid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/33PS/H685B8OK/FUK33PSH685B8OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/33PS/H685B8OK/FUK33PSH685B8OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/33PS/H685B8OK/FUK33PSH685B8OK.SMALL.jpg aleutianwind    This instructable is about a couple solar panels I made while traveling in our RV. I ordered 72 solar cells from ebay. It was a kit that came with cells, flux pen, and flat buss wire. The glass came from a recycle store for 5 bucks. I got the epoxy encapsulate off ebay also. I added 3 more batter...
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:50:55 PDT
Cheap Solar 5 volt charger/ power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Solar-5-volt-charger-power-supply/
Cheap Solar 5 volt charger/ power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/LEV2/H6738QI7/FH5LEV2H6738QI7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/LEV2/H6738QI7/FH5LEV2H6738QI7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/LEV2/H6738QI7/FH5LEV2H6738QI7.SMALL.jpg kc8hps In this instructable I used 5 CHEAP solar lights. As I recall I bought them for $2 each at Wal*Mart over a year ago. It would be hard to find the solar cells for that price let alone the whole light assembly etc. Let's get started First I headed to the DOLLAR TREE dollar store where everything ...
By: kc8hps

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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:10:22 PDT
12 Volt DC Solar power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-DC-Solar-power-supply/
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:04:36 PDT
BLUEBOX portable generator http://www.instructables.com/id/BLUEBOX-portable-generator/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:40:05 PDT
Micro solar power system http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-solar-power-system/
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:04:40 PDT
Five minute solar phone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Five-minute-solar-phone-charger/
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 05:07:24 PDT
The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sterling-Engine-absorb-energy-from-candles-c/
The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/DQDL/FAKWPK3O/F0EDQDLFAKWPK3O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/DQDL/FAKWPK3O/F0EDQDLFAKWPK3O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/DQDL/FAKWPK3O/F0EDQDLFAKWPK3O.SMALL.jpg thecheatscalc There's energy all around us that's just waiting to be tapped into. Whether it's hot coffee on a cold day, light from the sun, scented candles, waste heat from electronics... there's power to be had! How about we turn it into useful power? Step in the sterling engine. Ever put a tightly filled ball...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2007 17:22:22 PST
My Improvised DC Generator Build http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Improvised-DC-Generator-Build/
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 03:41:33 PDT
Almost Free Solar Hot Air Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Almost-Free-Solar-Hot-Air-Collector/
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Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:06:29 PDT