Do-it-yourself or DIY solar power projects are simple, inexpensive free power from the natural energy of the sun. Popular homemade built solar appliances include solar stove/cooker, solar phone charger, portable solar panels, solar emergency light, etc. A standard solar appliance circuit design and development kit includes a solar module panels, charge controller, sealed batteries, inverter and converter wire, battery cables, mounting hardware, and fuses.

Here are the solar project ideas for you to build your own solar powered appliances. These solar projects ideas are helpful for electronics hobbyist professionals, engineering students for their final year projects selection.

  • Solar water heater equipment
  • Solar outdoor lighting system
  • Solar pool heating systems
  • Solar lights for garden
  • Solar powered traveling battery charger
  • Solar powered electric vehicles (cars)
  • Solar powered traffic signaling system
  • Solar powered home with solar roof tiles, solar bricks and outdoor solar panels
  • Solar Cell phone charger circuits
  • Solar pavement lighting system
  • Solar roof top with transparent solar plastic sheets
  • Outdoor battery charger for laptops and mobile phones with foldable solar panels/sheets
  • Solar battery case for charging iphone, ipad, and tablet PCs
  • Multipurpose solar battery charger for all 6V portable devices
  • Solar emergency light/lantern system
  • Solar powered torch light
  • Portable solar panels for charging household appliances
  • Solar umbrella for charging wifi, laptops, mobile phone in the garden/outdoor
  • Solar laptop case/bag for charging latops outdoor
  • Solar Air coolers, Solar Air heaters, and Solar Air conditioners
  • Solar shades for windows at home/office
  • Solar pool cover with solar pool heater equipment
  • Solar cooker/stove/oven for food cooking using solar power
  • Solar powered roof vents with solar attic fans
  • Build your own solar toys (cars and boats)
  • Build a solar thermo-electric generator
  • Solar powered water fountain
  • Solar water pump system for home/farming
  • Solar powered refrigerators
  • Solar powered kitchen appliances
  • Solar powered UPS (Uninterruptible power supply)
  • Solar inverter circuits for portable devices and home appliances
  • Solar hair dryer and Solar clothes dryer
  • Solar Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Solar swimming pool water heater using Solar low-temperature collectors
  • Solar chimney for residential and commercial buildings
  • Solar Electric Aircraft design and development
  • Solar powered water pump and solar dip irrigation system
  • Solar furnace, solar air heater, and solar ventilator
  • Solar cookers that use sunlight for cooking, drying and pasteurization
  • Solar Dryer for drying cloths, wood drying, forming crop drying agriculture systems
  • Solar Balloon and Solar parachute air vehicles