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I'm Drashco, the founder of HowToGoSolar.org and my mission is to inspire you to take charge and try building your first solar project. I have done my best to pack all my knowledge and experience in this tiny little website. With easy-to-read posts on practical usage of solar energy and home improvement I want to help out beginners who feel like they’re hamsters running on a treadmill and getting nowhere. More about me: I've been working in Fintech industry for more than 15 years now. Ten years ago, Fintech was one of the most exciting spaces you can work in the Tech scene, but now it has changed a lot - it got somewhat boring! I'm also a huge fan of Star Wars, Stargate Universe and Star Trek. I enjoy hiking and playing table tennis. And finally - I like building amazing DIY projects and sharing the details with other people around the globe. As a beginner I started with small & simple DIY projects, failed many times, but learned a lot along the way. Since then I've brushed my skills, built numerous solar panels, wind-generators and other gadgets. So you’re in the right place.

Passive Solar Energy Storage using Water Tanks

Today I am going to show you a very effective way of storing excess solar energy. In fact, this exact technique helped me increase the indoor air temperature in my home and minimize huge temperature swings in hallways, living rooms, and greenhouse. The best part? You'll…

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You about LED Replacement Bulbs

Performance and technology behind LED replacement bulbs are continuously improving. At the same time, prices are going down, which makes LEDs an affordable solution for many homeowners. Did you know that traditional (incandescent) light bulbs are actually electric space heaters that give off light only as…

Solar LED Flashlight that Unfolds to Recharge

Very cool solar LED flashlight called the "SunLight" is constructed using a combination of foldable 3Watt solar panel and hi-power LEDs. This useful and unique gadget represents a lovely artistic creation. Hermann Eske invented the SunLight. It is a solar-powered flashlight with foldable solar panels hidden beneath…