Easy DIY Solar Lighting

Learn renewable energy basics and generate serious solar excitement.



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The safety disconnect holds two 30-amp fuses.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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A 15-watt compact fluorescent produces as much light as a 60-watt conventional bulb while using a quarter of the energy.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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The Mother Earth News Low-voltage Solar Light System
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
Charles With DIY PV System
Author Charles Higginson sits surrounded by a DIY PV solar system in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS offices. The lights on our demo unit came on the first time we flipped the switches. 
CHERYL LONG
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Five-amp fuses protect each circuit.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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One person using simple tools needed only about seven hours to build the system.
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