Category Archive: Solar

Nov 08

How To Build a Solar Powered Water Heater

These detailed instructions of How To Build a Solar Powered Water Heater is a simple off grid design of a thermosiphon loop to slowly heat and move water between a solar thermal collector and a storage barrel.  At a low water flow rate you can accomplish 10°F per hour temperature rise within the stored water. …

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Oct 08

How To Convert a Chest Freezer to a Solar Powered Refrigerator

This insightful method on how to convert a chest freezer to a solar off grid powered refrigerator is a frugal option towards self sufficiency homesteading. It is far cheaper to convert a chest freezer than to buy a ready made solar powdered refrigerator. The majority of homesteaders do not have large bank accounts overflowing with …

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Sep 16

Cheap Heat

Really interesting methods of heating for cheap. By using stacked clay pots to create a sort of candle furnace and some really cheap window solar heaters you can bring in some heat to a room or camper or other small space very inexpensivly.The Skinny Witch shows and tells us how to create both of these …

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Aug 08

Simple Explanation of A Off Grid Solar Panel System

A simple explanation of a off grid solar panel system in easy words that the average person can understand will make it clearer and easier to understand. Things to be explained: GRID CONNECTED STAND ALONE SYSTEMS SOLAR PANELS MOUNTING SYSTEM INVERTER Visit us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google + or send an email to [email protected]

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Jul 22

How To Make Mason Jar Solar Lights

How To Make Mason Jar Solar Lights

This simple tutorial of how to make mason jar solar lights is a great way to use an off the grid lighting option in your everyday life creatively. Keep theses mason jar solar lights in a window sill during the day to keep charged to use during a sudden power outage, light up a pathway, …

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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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