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
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
$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
$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
$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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