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Solar Powered Miniball DIY Project

This simple solar robot project utilizes a solar engine circuit. The small solar cell can’t generate enough power to move the motor, so what the miniball does is store the power in a capacitor.

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Solar Power Battery Charger in a Cup

Mr. Buzz is a lightweight solar power battery charger in a cup that uses flexible PowerFilm solar panels to charge a 2400mA battery pack.

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DIY Solar Powered Stove from Recycled Items

Even small satellite dishes can be made into a solar powered stove. If using a smaller dish, CDs might not produce the required amount of heat, so you can use stick-on mirrors instead. You can re-purpose your beaten-down satellite dish and make something environmentally friendly and economical in one fell swoop!

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DIY Solar Power Generator for Less Than $250

You can make a cheap solar power generator setup using parts you can easily buy from the internet and from local hardware stores.  This simple device can be used during power failures, or when your location is off the power grid.  It can power your computer, TV set, VCR, lights, cameras or any DC appliances.  […]

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To DIY or Not: Factors to Consider for Your Home Solar Power System

So you’re contemplating on installing a solar power system at your home. You might have your own reasons for this, but many people consider that mounting a solar power system will reduce their household’s energy costs. Before buying all the materials needed for the project, there are various factors that should be considered, whether you […]

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DIY Solar Powered Gate Openers

Most home gates are relatively far from the main house, and are usually powered via a long wire. It’s a good thing there is a way to get rid of the unsightly wire. You can use a small solar installation to power your gate opener.

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DIY Wind & Solar Cooling Methods

The best way to cool your home is to avoid using heat. But if can’t completely avoid the use of heat, and you certainly can’t prevent the heat which comes from the sun.  Wind and solar cooling are among your options. Solar heat can actually help cool your home. When a solar cooling system is […]

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DIY Solar Pool Heaters

If you are looking for a good way to conserve on energy or costs associated with heating your pool, but don’t want to invest in a complete commercial installation, a DIY solar pool heater is one option you can try.

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