Category Archives: Alternative Energy
Building a Parabolic Solar Reflector out of a Satellite Dish

An attempt to make a good solar reflector out of mirror pieces and a Direct TV satellite dish. If I had it to do again I would have had an actual glass cutter and cut 1” squares… Read More…

What is a Peltier Cooler?

Peltier Coolers or Thermal Electric Coolers are used to make things hot or cold but have another cool use.  Apply a heat source to one side and keep the other side cool and the Peltier generates electricity. Read More…

DIY RV Solar Panel Installation

Adding a solar panel to a RV can provide convenient daily battery maintenance and can extend power available while camping away from civilization. Read More…

DIY Peltier Candle Powered Electric Generator

Here I show how to create some usable electricity from a candle and a peltier cooler.

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Materials include a candle, metal plate, four nuts, four long bolts, a peltier cooler, heat sink, and thermal grease. Read More…