DIY Solar, Wind: EarthTechling Earth Videos

Everybody loves do-it-yourself projects! This week’s roundup of EarthTechling Earth Videos showcases some of the innovative ways people have created solar– and wind-powered devices out of all kinds of materials.

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We’re including how-to videos for you hardcore tinkerers, as well as videos of proud DIY-ers showing off their creations. Some of these projects are best left to those with background in construction and who are familiar with power tools, but some are surprisingly simple. Also, we encourage you to visit the via links associated with each video to see others from that person or organization.

How To Build a Solar Panel From Solar Cells DIY Part 1, via mixcatcom

How to Make an Inexpensive Vertical Wind Turbine – Part 1, via embeddedprogrammer

DIY Solar Heater, via ramrod573

Burning Man: DIY Energy, via RyanIsHungry

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Windmill DIY Plans 1, via GreenPowerScience

Laura Caseley is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and a resident of New York State’s Hudson Valley. She writes for several publications and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found painting in her makeshift studio or enjoying the scenery of her hometown.