DIY Solar Heating Parabolic Trough

A parabolic trough is used to reflect direct solar radiation towards a pipe that contains a receiver fluid which runs through the trough. You can make a DIY solar heating parabolic trough for your home. It can be used as a solar cooker, or a way to heat your water supply.

By | 2013-03-07T20:55:22+00:00 August 11th, 2009|Alternative Energy|

Homemade Solar Batteries

It would be nice to be able to charge your batteries charge without using any conventional electrical chargers. Well, Knut Karlsen did just that. His homemade solar batteries are made out of normal rechargeable batteries, with built-in solar cells. All you need to do is to leave the batteries under the sun, and they will slowly regain energy.

By | 2017-03-10T05:04:38+00:00 July 21st, 2009|Alternative Energy|

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.

By | 2016-08-11T13:43:25+00:00 May 4th, 2009|Alternative Energy|