Limits of solar power

November 10th, 2011 - 


I was recently at some friends that had solar panels, I took a shower late in the night and I discovered some problems regarding the limitations of solar power usage. First of all, you will need more than 37 Celsius degrees in order to feel the effect of a warm water. If this is not happening, my case, I felt like taking a bath in the sea. Anyway, the shower was short, I can tell:) Searching on the internet, I found some information about the limits of solar power. The location, hours of daylight and angle of the solar panel all affect how well solar Read the rest of this entry »

How can I build a solar cooker?

November 10th, 2011 - 


Panel solar cookers are the first solar cookers that are truly affordable to the world’s neediest. Solar Ovens are cheap to make and they can be packed and ready to be transported anywhere. You will need not more than an hour to assemble these fun panels at a cost that could be less than US$5. The Cookit model who’s image you can see below can be folded and the result is a kit of a size of a notebook. In 1994, engineers and solar cooks together with Solar Cookers International worked on a project to produce the CooKit. The gadget is Read the rest of this entry »

How can I recycle glass bottles?

November 6th, 2011 - 


What can you do with 4 small recycled glass bottles and a grain sack cover? Take a look at these multiple vase support for dried flowers. The bottles are put together and there is a stitched vintage sack fabric that holds them. You can use a stamp to create personalized messages of all kind. The fabric can be separately Read the rest of this entry »

How can I recycle newspaper into Christmas ornaments?

October 25th, 2011 - 

Kissadesign are creating these sparkling glamorous, handmade Polish Christmas ornaments from recycled paper. These models are on of a kind and my favorite are those on black paper. It looks amazing, right? Each model has about 3 inches in diameter and has a special loop for hanging. Because of the Read the rest of this entry »

How can I recycle a tennis ball?

October 24th, 2011 - 

My cousin has a lot of tennis balls that he is not using anymore. Apart of the fact that his dog is very happy when having a new-old one, the tennis balls in our house are all over. See here an interesting way of making the most of an old tennis ball. After being very well pre-washed an clean, MANIkordstudio from Virginia, United States is the famous designer that comes with these funny, useful ideas on how to recycle a tennis ball Read the rest of this entry »