Category Archives: solar

Solar Wagons can Provide Off Grid Electric Power

 

Last Saturday we had our preparedness fair and it was quite well attended.  One of the things that I found quite interesting was the solar wagon that Aron from Sierra Solar brought to the fair.

This solar wagon is …

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Small Solar Systems are Easy to Make

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A small solar system designed to power lights and possibly your refrigerator for an emergency is easy to build.  It is something that you can do yourself without a lot of training.

If you have read yesterdays post, you know …

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How Many Solar Panels and Batteries, For Your Off Power Grid System

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How do you figure out how many solar panels you need on your home?  If you are just trying to run lights and maybe a refrigerator, it is not too hard to determine the number of panels and batteries yourself.…

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Fresnel Lenses can be a Useful Tool for Preppers

The other day a friend gave me a Fresnel lens that he removed from a projection television.  It is huge, it measures 50 inches by 37 inches.  We took and installed it in a wooden frame and have been experimenting …

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Solar Cooking Safety Requires a Little Knowledge.

 

Now that the seasons are changing in many areas, solar cooking safety becomes a bit more of a challenge with cloudy weather, cooler temperatures and shorter days.  A good rule to follow for most solar cookers, especially homemade ones …

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Solar Powered Light Bulb by Nokero a Review

It was my birthday a while back and my daughter sent me a box of miscellaneous preparedness items, she thought I might like to look at.  One of the items that I was aware of and had wanted to play …

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Cooking with a Parabolic Solar Cooker

Solar ovens are great, as long as the sun is shining brightly they compare well to your oven.  But what about when you want to fry eggs or use the stove top.  There is another type of solar cooker that …

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An Interview with Paul Munsen of Global Sun Ovens and Some Good Tips on How to Use a Solar Oven.

As a result of last Saturday’s Solar Cook Off, I spent some time this morning talking to Paul Munsen of Global Sun Ovens.  My initial reason for talking to him was that I wanted to find out the difference between …

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A Solar Oven Made From an Old Tire

At the solar cook off there were successes and near failures.  I want to write about one of the near failures.  This was something I have heard about in the past and have been told that it worked.  Now this …

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The Great Solar Cook Off of 2013

This last Saturday I had the opportunity to attend a Solar Cook off.  The event lasted most of the day.  We started cooking at about 10 am and ate a great potluck meal about 4 pm. There was wide variety …

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