Alternative Energy Plans

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  • Build your own Photovoltaic Solar Cells

    These plans show how to build your own solar cells! Several different types (Raspberry, copper, etc) are shown in these plans. Multiple cells can be combined into solar panels. These cells are not as efficient as commercial cells, but they are much cheaper! $9.95, shipping included.
  • Build your own sine-wave Inverter

    These plans show how to build your own DC to AC sine-wave interter. An inverter is used to allow standard 120 VAC application to be used with a battery. Common parts is used in this project. $9.95, shipping included.
  • Build your own "eternal" solar beacon

    This plans show you how to build a solar beacon that charges during the day, and flashes at night. One version does not use batteries! For example, these beacons can be used as safety lights on a driveway, or a maritime lighted buoy. $9.95, shipped via email.
  • Build your own small Savonius rotor wind generator

    These plans will show you how to build a small Savonius rotor wind generator. This small setup is suitable for applications the require small amounts of power, like security lights and automatic gates. Uses common components and a salvaged PM motor. $9.95, shipping included.


  • Build a simple solar cooker

    This simple solar cooker can be used to cook hot dogs, sausages, veggie shishkabobs, and other goodies. Easy to assemble with common components. $4.95, shipping included.
  • Build a waste oil heater

    These plans show how to build several types of waste oil (motor oil, vegetable oil, etc) heaters. These heaters use common and scavenged parts, and can be built by most anyone. $9.95, shipping included.
  • Build Your Own AC or DC Generator

    These plans show how to build several types of homemade generators. These generators can be built with reused lawnmower motors, and surplus electric motors. You can build a home generator for cheap, or even free! $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Charge storage batteries from the air!

    These plans show how to build a battery charger that gets it's power from the air! This charger uses the static electricity that is present in the air to generate the voltage used to charge a lead-acid battery. This system works best in windy, dry climates. Can charge a battery in several days in the right weather. Charge your batteries with free energy! $4.95 (shipped via email)

    Electronic Rust Preventer

    These plans show how to build a an electric rust preventer. This simple circuit can prevent rust and corrosion on metal. Great for protecting your car and other metal items. $9.95 (shipped via email)
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