This post describes a LED light kit that can be put inside a used jam jar along with a solar panel to provide a few hours of light in the evening - or during power cuts.
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This article outlines the design of a simple solar cooker for use in the tropics. It is relatively simple to build with readily available materials. It is based on the ‘Heaven’s Flame’ design by Maria Telkes. The design will have to be adopted to have a sloping glass front depending on the latitude of the place of use.
Wednesday 27 January 2021
Thursday 1 October 2020
Here are some photos of a 720 Watt solar power system. This can provide LED lighting, charge phones, e-bike batteries, drills and even run power tools and boil a small travel kettle. For more information on how to build your own small solar power system, have a look at this page for dates of workshops.
Sunday 6 September 2020
Wednesday 12 August 2020
Many people rage against Lead Acid batteries and claim that they don't last more than a year or two. This post is about looking after your batteries and get 5 to 10 years of service out of them.
This post describes a LED light kit that can be put inside a used jam jar along with a solar panel to provide a few hours of light in the ev...
This is a portable battery pack that is charged using solar energy. It features a built-in light and USB sockets for phone charging. It can ...
One of the challenges of off-grid living is how to power a fridge. This blog post looks at our experiment on hacking a freezer to work as a ...
These are photos and brief description of of the 120 Watt Hour Solar Power Pack. This provides a bright LED, USB charge points and a 12 V li...