14 Off-Grid Projects to Cut Your Energy and Water Usage
How to Make a Solar Still. Make your own distilled water from stream or lake water, salt water, or even brackish, dirty water, using these DIY Solar Still plans. With just a few basic building materials, a sheet of glass and some sunshine, you can purify your own water at no cost and with minimal effort.
Get instant access to renewable power anywhere you go. Wagan’s Solar ePower Cube is the ultimate portable power source. Simply charge the internal battery using its 5 total solar panels, which fold out from the top and roll out from each side, and you will have enough power to run your AC, USB or DC devices from anywhere.
A #solar_grill developed by Professor David Wilson at MIT allows users to cook emissions-free day or night. The grill uses a Fresnel lens and solar energy to melt down a container of Lithium Nitrate, which acts as a battery storing thermal energy for up to 25 hours. The stored heat can be used to cook at temperatures above 450ºF.