Category Archive: Solar

Mar 11

Use a Chest Freezer Instead Of a Fridge For Off Grid Solar Use

SSolar Energy Chest Freezer

See how you can use a chest freezer instead of a fridge by adding a temperature controller which will shut the freezer off when it hits a certain temp. Cuts the power usage to low enough that you can run the freezer from a single solar panel. Off Grid shares the information to get yours …

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Mar 11

DIY Solar Food Dehydrator

DIY Solar Dehydrator

Get free plans to build this diy solar food dehydrator and you can dry your fruits and veggies from the garden or from sales and put them up for winter. I have seen a lot of solar dehydrators but I really like this one from University Display Gardens. The plans are at the blue link …

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Mar 01

Solar Outdoor Shower

Solar Outdoor Shower

Solar Outdoor Shower This a amazing Solar Outdoor Shower is an inspiring look into how creative a motivated person can be to build an off the grid outdoor shower with a solar water heater. There is also a website link below detailing how to build a batch solar water heater if you are tempted to …

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Feb 10

Solar Energy DIY Project 2 Part Series

Solar Energy DIY Project

Solar Energy DIY Project Finding alternative ways to create power off the grid is a an ongoing educational process so this solar energy diy project will be a great article to read. Solar energy is not the experimental power source it may have been 35 years ago. It is now providing energy in a big …

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Feb 04

How to Solar Power Your Home – 4 Part Off The Grid Series

How to Solar Power Your Home – 4 Part Off The Grid Series A solar power system is an off the grid (independent from utility power companies) way to produce power for your home. Solar panels are placed facing south to optimize energy absorbing sunlight and convert it into direct current. An inverter converts the …

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Jan 14

A Home Built from 2 Shipping Containers (134 Pics)

Crack Two website shares a large collection of pictures, 134 pictures in total, of the journey of creating a home from 2 shipping containers. From having the shipping containers delivered by truck to their property, all the way to being fully decorated and lived in. It has a kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom/laundry room, …

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Nov 18

Three Ways To Bake Bread In Different Ovens – Solar, Camp Stove/Oven & Conventional Oven

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Food Storage Moms website shares how to bake in a solar (sun) oven, camp stove/oven and conventional oven. They share a pleasing white bread recipe that they used in the experiment of baking in all three different type ovens so the results could be examined.

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