Solar Irrigation Pump

Solar Irrigation
This simple solution is capable of moving hundreds of gallons of water per day. It pumps water with high flow and low pressure and up to 9 meters in height. The solar panel connects directly to the pump and the water flows through a common garden hose.
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Workshop: Hydraulic Power Units

MPC Test Crew
Workshops are available for fabrication of the the Micro Power Cube and the Power Cube, V7. These workshops lead groups of 5 - 15 people through the Power Cube design and step-by-step fabrication. The workshop provides attendees with designs, sources, skills and procedures for fabricating and testing Power Cubes. The workshop duration is usually 3-4 days, if hosted at our facilities - one or two additional days are required if hosted at a customer facility. Participants need no special ski...
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Kits: Hydraulic Power Units

Power Cube, V7
DIY Hydraulic Power Unit Kits These kits come in three varities: 1. Micro Power Cube This is the small Power Cube, occupying only 1 cubic foot, yet capable of powering many hydraulic machines. It is powered from electricity from typical 120 VAC wall outlets and produces 1.8 horsepower of fluid power. 2. Power Cube 7, Bare This kit includes all materials and parts necessary for building the full-sized Power Cube, Version 7. It requires significant fabrication tools and skills, such...
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Solar Hot Water Heater

Solar Hot Water Heater
This project uses DC electricity from solar panels to directly power an existing electric hot water heater. The project matches the impedance of the 24 Volt, 230 Watt solar panels and connects them to a Kenmore electric hot water heater. The solar panels heat the water while the sun shines.  An extension to this project is to add a timer and a relay to power the water heater when the sun is not shining. It is current in the concept / design stage and information will be published as progre...
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DIY Power solutions

We provide information, resources and workshops for DIY projects involving hydraulic power, solar power, power conversion, agriculture, and general tinkering.  Many of our projects are in cooperation with Open Source Ecology (http://opensourceecology.org). The info pages contain details about workshops and events as well as designs, plans and tutorials for our projects. We're all about helping you fulfil your interest in power related technologies.
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