Category Archive: Renewable Energy

Home Made Solar Panel Tracker That Follows The Sun

Home Made Solar Panel Tracker That Follows The Sun Make sure you like Living green and frugally on Facebook  to be updated every time we find a tutorial for innovative ways you can become self-sufficient on a budget. You can raise your solar panel system’s output by nearly 30-50% by creating a structure that will …

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Backup Energy Saver – Folding Mobile Solar Panel

Backup Energy Saver – Folding Mobile Solar Panel When utility power is unavailable or too expensive to bring in to your home or cabin, solar panels allow you to be your own utility company!  You can live in peace, with no noisy gas generator to disturb the quiet. There are several variations of off-grid solar …

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How To Pump water with no electricity, no gasoline, just gravity

How To Pump water with no electricity, no gasoline, just gravity This is a great project and personally i think this  would make a great addition to anyone’s homestead (well if you live near a stream or river that is)… If you are still  a little bit confused as to what this does, ill try …

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Off Grid Wind-Powered Water Pump

DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump Wind pumps have been used to pump water since at least the 9th century. You’ve finally moved out onto your own piece of land. The only trouble is you’ve got a source of water anywhere from 50 to 250 feet beneath your boots but no easy or affordable way to get that …

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Build A Solar Heater Out Of Pop-Cans

How To Build DIY Solar Panels with Pop-Cans Building your own DIY solar heater isn’t as hard as it seems… with this ingenious method detailed by DR Drashco over at Freeonplate.com anyone can by using empty soda cans! Solar system solution shown on the can solar website served as inspiration to build “home-made” efficient diy solar …

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Home Made Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

DIY PVC Vertical Axis Wind Turbine This project shows us how you can build a small DIY Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, We are not expecting to get much over 50 watts of production, though it would be fairly simple to double the size of the blade area to increase power. This DIY Vertical Axis Wind …

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