Power generation, Solar Power Projects

Simple Solar Panel Sun Tracker from an Old Satellite TV Dish

10 Apr , 2015   Video

[metaslider id=1347] This was an easy project and final outcome will be functional! I have wanted to make this type of solar sun tracker for a while. The project took 2 days and there was many opportunities to get creative with some of the modifications. Once to you can get a hold of an old […]

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Other, Power generation, Solar Power Projects

Do-It-Yourself Solar Panels

27 Mar , 2013  

This an updated video about a series of DIY solar panels made 3 years ago. It consists of a material list, still images and a few short videos. It’s more of a rough guide. In total, I have completed four DIY solar panels for an off grid system. The main reason was I couldn’t afford a new […]

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Power generation, Solar Power Projects

EVA or or Sylgard 184 for DIY Solar Panels Encapsulation

19 Feb , 2013  

The following article was based on my experience and may not have the same results on your location. Two Coats of Sylgard 184 Sylgard 184 used for a 80-watt panel. See how transparent it is. Only a few air bubbles. I’ve used EVA film and Sylgard 184 encapsulate for DIY Solar Panels EVA– $20/yard For a 24″ x 48″ […]

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Other, Relaxing, Solar Power Projects

Roof top solar panels and Wind Turbine Farms in Kihei, Maui

19 Feb , 2013  

Just got back from a fantastic family vacation in Kihei, Maui. As soon as we left the airport in our rental car, we noticed many the homes had plenty of solar panels on the roofs. Like at least 15 panels. Must be grid-tie systems. Even the churches were getting in on it. One fairly big […]

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Power generation, Solar Power Projects, Woodworking

Roof Top Solar Panel Mount Made from Scrap Cedar Lumber

17 Jan , 2013  

After finishing the four DIY solar panels, I wanted  a quick mount for the the top of the cabin roof. The idea location was to mount it to the water barrels on the roof. The plan was to aim the panels to the south (and through a gap in the trees). As usual, my choice […]

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