25 Clever Ways To Harness The Power Of The Sun

    It's the 21st century, AKA solar panels now belong literally everywhere.

    1. Make your own solar panels out of soda cans.

    2. Channel your inner Victorian with solar-powered lampposts.

    3. Channel your inner witch with a glowing orb.

    4. Here's the DIY version.

    5. Get a solar-powered video camera.

    6. Charge your phone.

    7. Make your own charger from an Altoids case.

    8. Or just let your bikini do the charging for you.

    9. For a slightly more kid-friendly project, make a solar oven.

    10. Bonnaroo would be so much more tolerable if you had this solar-powered tent.

    11. These lifts were designed to help people in wheelchairs.

    12. Make a solar jar.

    13. Or a hanging lamp.

    14. Buy a tiny model of Her Royal Majesty the Queen.

    15. Or...these babies kissing?


    17. This toy is actually appropriate for children.

    18. Make a solar-powered herb garden.

    19. Line your porch with Mason jar lights.

    20. Get a light-up marquee for a party or wedding.

    21. Commemorate.

    22. Light your way home.

    23. Take inspiration from the World Cup for solar-powered boats.

    24. And from Art Haines, who sells DIY solar car kits.

    25. Make your yard sparkle all summer long.