I did an experiment, trying to clean metal in a new way (for me). I burned some potatoes to the bottom of a pot and it needed to be cleaned. I made the mistake of not putting in enough water and the potatoes burned at the bottom. It was a mess and needed to be cleaned. I decided to try an experiment and brought the camcorder with me to share the results.
Archive for the ‘solar’ Category
How do you know if the sales price on a solar panel is a good deal?
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When jets and airplanes make contrails, they are preventing solar power from reaching earth.
How to charge a cell phone with a solar panel…
I show how you could charge a cell phone in an emergency, if you get cut off from grid power.
This is a public record of my personal battery tests. I welcome your input and ideas. So far, I am having some luck with reviving batteries by surging and freezing.
This little girl says the funniest things.
From the summer of 2008 when I started to get serious about solar panels.
This post documents the steps to mount a 120W solar panel to a pole.
Why would you want to know your latitude? If you have solar panels, you can use your latitude to know how much to tilt your solar panel to absorb the most direct sunlight.
The solar lights on my property have been dim or have been completely off at night. Maintenance can be done on these lamps to get them working again.
The video below shows how to make a combiner box to allow solar panels and a wind turbine to charge the same battery. Also shown in the video: How to make an extension cord out of spare CRT cables and heat shrink.
Was driving through Texas and came across an unexpected sight. Spotted wind turbines and solar panels outside Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in McKinney, TX. I was really surprised to see them in such a public place and got the camera out so I could share with you guys.
Charging a Cub Cadet lawnmower 12V battery with a solar panel and Sunsei charge controller.
I use my media player, a Creative Zen Vision W, to listen to podcasts and occasionally I’ll watch a video on it or let my kids watch videos on it. The other day the battery was dead and I decided to use my small solar circuit to charge it up.