How to Make a Solar-Powered Battery Charger

Just wonderful!

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The storms that blew through the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic on June 29 left us, along with millions of other people and all of the businesses in my town, without power for several days. I was incredibly grateful for a handcrank/solar-powered radio that I’ve had for years. It keep me abreast of the news, and provided some musical entertainment. It also inspired me to figure out how to make some solar appliances for future power outages. I heard stories on the radio of  people buying up batteries, and it occurred to me that I would prefer not to have to rely on them.

So, I headed to a library a couple of towns away (the closest one that was open) and did some research. I decided to start with a solar-powered battery charger since it was an easy first project. It required knowledge of how to use a soldering iron, but…

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How to Make a Solar Water Distiller

How to Make a Solar Water Distiller

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Distillation is sometimes the only possible for of treatment to purify water. After disasters and during emergencies there are times when there isn’t enough fuel for boiling, or there isn’t a suitable container available to place over an open flame.  In a true end of organized society situation or even just disruptions to the supply chains, replacement water filters will not be available and new supplies of disinfection chemicals will disappear.  Even backup sources of water need to be disinfected.  This is something everyone with have to deal with and a small solar distiller can be built by anyone.  Solar water distillers can be created using household items. What you need is a clear glass pot or bowl. As long as it is oven safe. A cup, also glass and tin foil. The tin foil could be better served with something clear, like the lid to your glass pot…

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Diy Home Solar Power – Make Solar Power

If you like to “do it yourself”, if you want to save money and if you want to help preserve our planet then start building your own solar panels this weekend.

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Solar Ovens

DIY Solar Oven

Solar ovens are simple to build and very effective for cooking. Check out this website for more information on how to build your own. 

http://diysolar.dasolar.com/group/diysolaroven