Off-Grid Projects For This Summer
DIRT CHEAP solar power is possible if you’re willing to learn a bit about how it works so that you can make some of the parts yourself, like in a DIY project.
After all, solar panels and invertors cost money, but the good news is that you can make (at least partially) your own stuff from scrap. All you need is ingenuity, a little elbow grease and a get-it-done attitude.
1. Solar Water Heater
Video first seen on Green Power Science
2. Soda Cans Solar Panel
Video first seen on Kirsten Dirksen.
3. Off-Grid Washing Machine
An off grid washing machine, or more accurately a manual clothes washer, can be easily improvised using low-tech components. A picture is worth a thousand words, so check this out.
4. The Solar Bottle Bulb
Video first seen on Illac Diaz.
5. Solar Water Still
Video first seen on Cryptic Cricket
These are just a few ideas that you can use to save yourself some money and to get yourself off the grid. Even a little bit of freedom is a good thing; at least you can shower, wash clothes and collect water if there’s no power, so you’re already ahead of 99.9% of the rest of the population!