Monthly Archives: September 2011

Flashlight! Flashlight! Who’s got the flashlight?

If the standard procedure for turning on your flashlight includes pounding 10 times on a table top, removing, then reinserting the same old batteries, and finally staring blankly into the unlit bulb, then perhaps it’s time to rethink how well … Continue reading

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Grid-tie solar powered farm

Most of my past articles described solar systems that included a battery or batteries to store the collected solar energy. There are many types of solar power systems with battery backup that can be connected to the utility grid. However, … Continue reading

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Add solar power to your truck camper

The recreational vehicle (RV) world is having a major comeback with the influx of baby-boomers. Today’s travel trailers, 5th wheels, and motor coaches now include everything from satellite television and central air conditioning to built-in electric fireplaces. However, these luxury … Continue reading

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Build a simple solar powered outdoor light

In this article, I will describe how you can build a simple solar powered light. This is not one of those inexpensive solar walk lights sold in garden supply stores. This is a commercial quality light that can easily illuminate … Continue reading

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