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Cutaway04crop.jpg (630×557) Homemade Solar Panels Diy tutorial, complete build. Ontdek de terugverdientijd van jouw zonnepanelen - Sizing Your Solar System. How I built an electricity producing Solar Panel. Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona.

How I built an electricity producing Solar Panel

I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. In my attempt to escape city light pollution, I found a great piece of remote property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service available. That's not really a problem. No electricity equals no light pollution. I built a wind turbine to provide some power on the remote property. Here is a video of the solar panel set up and in use on my remote, off-grid property. Let me state up front that I probably won't be able to help you out much if you decide to build your own solar panel(s).

Heat Your Home With 240 Recycled Aluminum Cans. Heat your home with recycled aluminum cans.

Heat Your Home With 240 Recycled Aluminum Cans

It’s a simple idea, and one that many will look at and say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” This 240 can unit reportedly heats up to 10,000 BTUs or more according to the company and is “Maintenance free”. via: Youtube – “Jim Meaney, owner of Cansolair Inc. displays how he converts pop cans into a powerful solar heating panel.” “…Cansolair Inc. has developed a forced convection solar heating unit called the Model RA 240 SOLAR MAX.

A dwelling of 1000 square feet can have a complete air change in 1.5 hours. UPDATE: A single unit may not heat an average sized American home (1500-2500 square feet) by itself. Specifically speaking, a unit this size is suited perfectly for a tiny house or cabin 1000sqft or less. Important Note: With the addition of a thermal storage system, (i.e. a hot water tank or tank filled with veggie oil) one could store heat for days, and use it during periods of darkness and on cloudy days. Brilliant Newfoundlander Invents the Solution! Rocket Stoves [pdf] Making a Rocket Stove Thermal Mass Heater - part 3. Rocket stove mass heater.

Rocket Stove werkbeschrijving. Cursusleider: Sjang van Daal Assistent: Peter van den Berg ontwerper van Bergkachel Deze kachel is een hybride kachel. Zo'n kachel geeft altijd straling en convectie. Het gaat om de verhouding. De ton van staal warmt snel op en geeft direct warmte af (maar koelt ook snel af), de massa, bijv. stenen bank, vloerverwarming, wandverwarming of iets dergelijks, warmt minder snel op maar houd die warmte lang vast. Als je de bovenkant van de ton over de heatriser wilt gebruiken om te koken houd dan de afstand tussen de ton en de stenen heatriser klein, 5 cm. How To Build Rocket Mass Heaters / Stoves. Rocket Mass Heaters: Efficient Home Heating With Wood. A Rocket Mass Heater is a wood-burning device.

Rocket Mass Heaters: Efficient Home Heating With Wood

Beyond that, it gets weird. Technically neither a woodstove nor a fireplace, the rocket mass heater is related to masonry heaters, rocket stoves, and traditional earthen buildings. In terms of efficient, primeval comfort, it's in a class by itself. The magic starts with the 'combustion unit.' Window in a Rocket Mass Heater and baking bread in the built in oven. How To Create An Off The Grid Source Of Water. For any off-the-gridder or survivalist, having a safe, adequate, and reliable source of water is just about as basic as it gets.

How To Create An Off The Grid Source Of Water

Water independence is the clear goal for all who want to be prepared for all contingencies, and digging your own well is the obvious way to set yourself up in anticipation of a time when utility companies can no longer be relied upon to supply vital services to their customers. But digging a traditional well is not the only option. There is another type of well that is perfectly capable of providing sufficient supplies of fresh, clean, potable water to meet the needs of most households, especially if at least a degree of water conservation is practiced.

Driven-point wells are a convenient and affordable alternative, and in most instances they can be installed without the use of expensive or complicated equipment, which can make them an amazing project for the hands-on type who prefers the do-it-yourself approach.

Giant Marble Harvests Energy from Sun and Moon. It looks like a giant, glass marble.

Giant Marble Harvests Energy from Sun and Moon

But this globe is no game. It's a sun-tracking, solar energy concentrator created by Barcelona-based architects and, according to the designers, is able to collect not just sunlight but moonlight as well. The Rawlemon project revolves around a weatherproof sphere that's designed to rotate and follow the sun across the sky. It's so sensitive to light that at night, it can even harvest moonlight and convert it into electricity.

Andre Broessel, the architect and designer, says his spherical, sun-tracking glass globe is able to concentrate sunlight and moonlight up to 10,000 times and that the system is 35 percent more efficient than photovoltaic designs that track the sun. Via Design Boom and Inhabitat Credit: Andre Rawlemon ANALYSIS: Solar Panels Light Up the NFL.

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