How to Build a Battery Bank

The battery bank is the most important component of your off-grid powering system (See How to Build an Off-Grid Power Source). Once the sun goes down, the battery bank will provide electricity throughout the night if built correctly. The trick to…

This is awesome! A team of students from the École Supérieure d’ Art d’ Aix-en-Provence have developed this solar-powered washing machine, using bicycle tires, bamboo, a recycled electric motor and a solar panel. If you’re a DIY’er, you really need…

Having a way to refrigerate your food and “chill out” when the power goes out could be one thing to help ease the stress during a crisis. Here are three methods of alternative refrigeration you can use without electricity. Your…