Category Archive: Solar

Jan 21

How To Build A Solar Cooking Oven

This simple step by step tutorial of how to build a solar cooking oven that harnesses extra power due to multiple side reflectors cooks food faster.  You can find everything you need to build this do it yourself project at your local hardware and automobile parts stores. You can build a solar cooking oven that …

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Jan 06

Build Your Own Solar Panel System To Run The Whole House

Great videos showing a solar array that you can build yourself and it will power everything in the house except maybe the ac. Lds Prepper built his and says it has not even been 24 hours but he had enough power to run side by side fridge, tv, pcs,and everything else in the house. All …

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Dec 28

How To Build A Solar Furnace For Around 50 Dollars

      Learn how to build a solar furnace and if you have enough sun in your area this could be a perfect off grid heating solution. Made from re-purposed and or salvaged materials you can build it for very little money. If you watch the video provided it will let you see the furnace being …

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Nov 26

How To Build a Off Grid Solar Hot Water Heater

This step by step tutorial of how to build a off grid solar hot water heater is a do it yourself project made from a mix of recycled and new materials. Using the sun’s rays to heat water is a great way to bring hot water to a cabin, a barn, outdoor shower or even …

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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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