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How To : Saving energy with solar power

Use solar energy, wind energy, and recycled water to saved energy in your home. Learn about saving energy in your home with natural or solar power in this free video. Part 1 of 22 - How to Saving energy with solar power. Saving energy with solar power - Part 2 of 22. Click thr ...more

How To : Save energy by installing a solar water heater

Saving energy in your home is as easy as pie. There are many areas of the home that you can tackle. One area that can be helpful is the water heater. There are a couple of water heaters that you can use to not only save energy but money. One way is by using an active or passiv ...more

News : Paint a Mountain, Save the World

55-year-old Peruvian inventor, Eduardo Gold, was one of 26 winners of the "100 Ideas to Save the Planet" competition of 2009. His winning plan? To whitewash a mountain in order to restore it to a glacier. Some consider it a simple yet brilliant solution, others consider it fo ...more

How To : Pronounce the word "panacea"

Today's word is "panacea". This is a noun which means a remedy to cure all diseases or a solution for all difficulties. For example, you can say, "Solar power is a promising alternative energy source; however, it's not a panacea. There are advantages and disadvantages to solar ...more

How To : Make a solar cell with a condom

Make a solar cell from a condom with this video tutorial. Solar energy is plentiful and better for the environment, so why not take an easily accessible commodity (like a condom), and use it to harvest the power of the sun. To replicate this hack at home, you'll need the follo ...more

How To : Build a solar powered bedside lamp

This is a simple "take home" solar energy lamp project, based around a dirt cheap solar garden lamp, which suits enthusiastic ten-year-olds (with modest adult help). All that you need is a solar garden lamp, some tin snips, and some sandpaper. A drill will also be needed, alo ...more

How To : Add solar to your home

Each day, more and more people are going "green" and taking the necessary actions to make sure they don't leave a big footprint on the Earth. One way of doing this is by adding solar energy to your home. This is a great way to save money on your energy bill and gives you a goo ...more

News : Would You Live in a Walking Robot House?

If you fancy yourself a nomad, check out Walking House, a mobile and modular dwelling system that is pneumatically powered, all-terrain ready. The vehicle-home crawls along at a snail's pace of 60 meters per hour, which equates to less than 1/2 a mile per hour. Akin in concept ...more

How To : Make a solar charging bag

Sometimes it's more than just inconvenient when your electronics lose power. Sometimes, losing power could be dangerous. Never worry about a dead cell phone again! Charge your portable electronics by harnessing the power of the sun. You Will Need *Solar-powered garden lights ...more

News : China's City Swallowing Bus

China's latest futuristic project is a massive "3D Express Coach", a clever project proposed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. as a solution to traffic in the extremely overpopulated country. The gigantic bus will allow cars less than 2 meters high to travel unde ...more

How To : Brew Your Own Sun Tea

Assuming that you are living north of the equator, ‘tis the summer season for brewing your own sun tea. Unlike the conventional method of dunking tea bags in boiling hot water for several minutes, sun tea is brewed over the course of several hours through the natural heat of d ...more

News : 6 DIY Materials for Solar Powered Night Illumination

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

How To : Build a hamster wheel to power your PC

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more

How To : Build a solar powered USB charger

Want to stop wasting energy charging your USB devices? Transform some cheap solar-powered garden lights into your very own solar USB charger. For step-by-step instructions on replicating this hack yourself, watch this video tutorial. Just watch to see how to build your own sol ...more

How To : Wire a solar cell into an electrical circuit

The Solar Schoolhouse presents this video tutorial on how to use the Solar Cell Classroom Set. The purpose of this set is to give students hands on experience making electricity using sunlight. See what's inside the set, and then see how to wire three different types of electr ...more

How To : Harvest the sun with a homemade solar panel

Harvest the sun! This easy step-by-step tutorial will show you how to build your own solar heating/hot water system. Green energy is the wave of the future. Stop high oil and gas prices. All we need is 160°. No drilling, no rigs, no refining, no transportation, a no-brainer. ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Use solar thermal microgeneration

Solar Thermal Microgeneration may be used to reduce your hot water bill, fossil fuel use, and lower your carbon footprint. For water heating, water is collected from solar panels. It is used to heat the water, as it filters through the water heater. Some areas require all new ...more

How To : Adjust your water heater to save energy

If you can make yourself a cup of tea just by turning on your faucet, you need to lower your water heater. You’ll help the planet and save money on your heating bills. You Will Need: * A meat thermometer * A water heater blanket * And a water heater timer Step 1: Check the t ...more

How To : Install solar panels

Solar power is one way that people have found to conserve energy. Learn how to install a solar panel from a professional in this free energy conservation video series. Part 1 of 20 - How to Install solar panels. Install solar panels - Part 2 of 20. Click through to watch this ...more

How To : Use microgeneration to generate power

In this video, we learn how to use microgeneration to generate power. You can start by placing solar panels on your roof which is very easy to get installed. It's not a huge job, it just takes some workers and a meter that is in the house. This will tell you how much power you ...more

How To : Turn a pizza box into a solar oven

Save that last slice of pizza! You can reheat it in its own container, using the sun's power. Turn a pizza box into a solar oven. You Will Need * A large pizza box * A ruler * A black marker * A box cutter or utility knife * Heavy-duty aluminum foil * All-purpose glue * Sciss ...more

How To : Build an Earthship home

See these videos on making an eco-friendly home. Earthships are a passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials. They are thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. The renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home w ...more

News : Some Little (and very useful) Update Notes

Some update notes that you should take notice to are:Celestian Furniture Yes you read that correctly! Celestian Furniture has come to the Spiral, as well as recipes for furniture from our newest underwater world! Keyboard Shortcuts The Keyboard Shortcut to enable/disable the Q ...more

How To : Awaken chakras

Interested in chakras? Boost the seven energy centers from the base of your spine to the top of your head for optimum health and vitality. Learn how to awaken chakras with help from this video. What you will need: • Controlled breathing • Knowledge of chakra properties • F ...more

How To : Make a Solar Death Ray with an Old Projection TV

In this article, I'll show you how to make an awesome "Death Ray" using the large magnifying lens from an old projection TV. The lens is called a Fresnel lens; a device that employs several ridges to focus light, rather than a complete curve. When sunlight passes through the ...more

News : Hot Summers = Solar Shades

Solar Shades Looks like it's going to be another hot summer and this time of year, I always get questions about the best kind of Shades for the home! I may be a little bias in my opinion because I'm going through a more minimalist "less is more" style in my life right now. Ta ...more

News : The Value and Worth of Daily Positive Affirmations

I've been dealing with emotional difficulty for many years. It started when I had surgery for the epilepsy I was dealing, and quite literally, dying with. Since the surgery on March 28, 1990 I have had no seizures, but I have had plenty of emotional difficulty. Along with that ...more

How To : Make a Solar-Powered Fan Hat

It's hot this summer, but it's not that easy to cool down when you're on the go. You can't take an air conditioner with you, and a handheld fan will just tire you out, so you'll need to find more creative ways to cool down when you're on the go. One of these ways is a DIY sola ...more

News : Dream Home...ummm...for Trolls and Treehuggers

This low impact woodland home in Wales is the cream of the crop. The woodland home was built entirely of natural materials, and best of all - only took 4 months and $5000 to complete. The design is ingenious, dug into a hillside for low visual impact and strong shelter. Straw ...more

How To : Keep Your Smartphone Charged During a Power Outage

When the power goes out, having the ability to contact others becomes extremely important, and your cell phone can be one of the most important tools to have. But if the power is out for an extended period of time, battery life becomes a constant problem. Without the ability ...more

News : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/27 - 07/03)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the commu ...more

Hands-on : Acer Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kit & Datascape

One thing that I got more and more excited about as we got closer and closer to the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference was finally learning about the new Acer Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMD). Brandon Bray, Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft, ...more

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