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Archive for November, 2011

My Boat – the Rock ‘N Row

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

I’ve been intending to write a post on my boat, the Rock ‘N Row, for some time now. I’m sure a lot of readers wonder what makes me so devoted to DIY solar that I’d want to write a blog about it. Well, the reason is my boat. The Rock ‘N Row is a 1977 […]

A DIY Barn Solar Lighting System

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

One of my readers left a note in the comments asking me for advice on how to build a solar lighting system to run as barn lights in the evening. This article shows how I would go about building one, and includes the math on how to adjust this idea for your own setup.

How To Become Carbon Neutral

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Becoming carbon neutral is the goal of many people; especially those that want to contribute positively to the environment and help in the fight against global warming. There are several ways to go about this, but in most cases you need to combine most of them to reduce your footprint enough to get to your goal. In this article I’m going to list a few good tips for you to get started.

Storing the Electricity You Generate From Solar Panels

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

As with wind energy, solar possesses great obstacles when it comes to stable energy resources. Solar energy is not available in a stable flow of photons, but rather a natural phenomenon that is a factor of things such as time on the day, clouds and weather in general. In housing situations, we are most likely looking for renewables that can offer a good base load of energy. What can we do to make solar such a system? The answer is by using an energy storage system.

Becoming Familiar With The Numbers On Your LED Lights

Monday, November 7th, 2011

When looking to replace a bulb, many people look to the numbers on the bulb. However, it often difficult to guess what the numbers mean. This article will help you figure out what some of those numbers might mean.