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Solar Class

Friday, 17 January 2014 23:01

A few days ago, I got to give a class on the Sun in Leo's school.

Published in Blog

Hot Water Fix

Friday, 10 January 2014 14:38

We had to do a little repair work on our solar hot water panels. 

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Hot Water Panels

Monday, 28 January 2013 22:44

We had to fix (remake) our two water heating solar panels.

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Solar Wax Melter

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 00:00

Every time you harvest honey, you will also be provided with a supply of beeswax, useful for so many things, including candles, bee lure, tree grafting aid. If you want to clean and melt it, why not use the sun to do your work for you.

Published in Bees

Solar Air Vent

Monday, 23 April 2012 22:56

If you are building your bathroom from scratch, you can easily install a solar air vent from the toilet to the outside. The sun will do the work of an extractor fan.

Published in Humanure

Hot Water Sources

Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:11

Hot water is the epitome of luxury. There's nothing quite so soothing after a hard day's work as a hot shower. And just because you live off-grid, there is no reason to be without.

Published in Hot Water

Solar PV

Friday, 30 March 2012 18:17

Photovoltaic energy is electricity that is produced by cells than convert the energy in sunlight into electricity. These are the solar panels we all know about and see in many forms.

Published in Solar Power

Make: Solar Food Dryer

Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

Make Magazine Volume 26, Page 120

Step by step instructions on building a food dehydrater that uses the sun's energy to preserve your fruits, vegetables and meat.

View article in Make

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Solar Food Dryer

Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

When something is in season, you have more than you can handle, and then there's nothing for the rest of the year. So the obvious solution is to preserve your food when you have it in abundance, and drying with the sun is one of the easiest, most energy efficient ways to do so.

Published in Preservation

Solar CHP

Monday, 29 September 2008 00:00

Combined Heat and Power uses the sun's energy to make electricity, while using the waste heat that it produces for other systems like heating water, refrigeration and heating a room.

Published in Solar Power
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