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Solar Powered Window Socket

Smart Health Talk Top Greening Your Life Tip. Solar Powered Window Socket. Are these awesome or what. Think of the applications. How about hotel rooms where they never have enough plugs. Could you carry one with you everywhere just in case of an emergency and your cell phone was dying. Just shows what kinds of things we could invent.

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Discreet Solar Power For Your Roof

Discreet Solar Power For Your Roof Here is an inconvenient truth that advocates of alternative energy sources are reluctant to admit – solar panels are an eyesore. Especially in a residential setting, they detract from the aesthetic of any house, no matter how much the owner tries to convince you otherwise. Think about the streets in your neighborhood, and ask yourself how many of them actually have visible solar panels, and you will quickly realize that they are not very popular. However…


chipped or broken solar cells still produce electricity and can be made in to solar panels. I hope to build one of these soon. They are extremely fragile so may be difficult to solder without a little practice. this really is incredible! Visit

This DIY tutorial walks you through everything you need to know to make your own solar power generator.
from Inhabitat

Pocono Raceway: World's Largest Solar-Powered Sports Facility

This DIY tutorial walks you through everything you need to know to make your own solar power generator.


Creating Your Off-Grid Homestead eBook

Are you ready to go off-grid? Creating Your Off-Grid Homestead is a 95-page downloadable eBook with equal parts practical information, encouragement, and radical homesteading inspiration. I will share with you how our family created an off-grid homestead from scratch, working in phases, and adding projects and infrastructure as we had time and money. You’ll hear what worked, where we made mistakes, and how it fit into our low budget, DIY approach to building a homestead (with two small…