Project #1: 10 Watt Solar-Electric Charger
Here’s a fun little project based on an article in Popular Science. It charges small electronics like phones and mp3 players, and can even run your laptop for a couple of hours. Making this baby is a great way to learn the basics of PV (photovoltaics, aka solar-electric), and show others how easy it is to go solar for things we do every day. It has a battery to store energy, so the sun doesn’t need to be shining to start using clean energy.