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Practical Solar Home-Heating Mirrors


I love simple solutions and nothing seems simpler than Practical Solar’s Home Heating- Mirrors. The concept is so basic it makes me wonder why this is relatively new solar technology for homes. Like the massive desert solar farms that use hundreds of mirrors to reflect light at a central pipe with liquid in it, home-heating […]

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Travel Greener, Travel Cleaner


Airplanes contribute about 3% of global carbon emissions, and people traveling by air is actually increasing at about 5% a year, meaning numbers of air-passenger miles will more than triple by 2030. When you consider the amount of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere by these thousands of flights, it’s not just leaving a bigger […]

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Toyota Developing Solar Powered Car


Toyota is currently developing a car that will be powered solely by solar energy in an effort to turn around its struggling business with a totally sustainable energy car. According to newspapers, it will be years before the planned vehicle will be available on the market. Toyota’s offices were closed Thursday and officials were not […]

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Energizer Solar Recharging Battery Pack


Energizer has finally stepped up to the plate and started swinging for the green team. At January’s CES, they will debut their rechargeable solar charger. Eventhough rechargeable battery devices are not a priority on an energy consumption scale, every little bit helps. I assume their main selling point is not the fact that they will […]

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Voltaic Generator Solar Laptop Bag


The Voltaic Generator Laptop messenger style bag is the first solar bag actually powerful enough to charge a laptop, and it does it using the latest, state-of-the-art high efficiency solar cells. It includes a battery pack custom designed to efficiently store and convert the electricity generated. It will also charge cell phones and most other […]

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Engineered Grid-Tied 1.9kW PV Solar Energy Electrical System


Do you want to reduce your electrical bill and protect yourself from future rate increases all while producing clean, free energy? Wouldn’t you like to become energy independent and be able to watch your hydro meter spin backwards knowing you are saving the environment? Of course you do! What you need is your own solar […]

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Solar Camera Bags


Solar Camera Gear Bags give photographers an extra power source for long outdoor shoots . The large cavity solar bags can handle a digital SLR camera and three lenses with room for even more accessories. Many solar camera bags feature adjustable dividers and foam to customize the interior to fit your specific camera gear needs. […]

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Solar Hot Water Systems


Considering a solar hot water system for your home? You should! Solar hot water is a fast-growing renewable energy technology. The benefits of installing a solar water heating system in your home are vast. Supplemental water heating from the sun can provide 40-70% of your domestic hot water needs, and if you live in the […]

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Portable Solar Panels


Foldable solar panels are lightweight and portable options for charging batteries to power cell phones and lap top computers. The solar panels are generally less than 5 pounds and are less than 2 inches thick when folded. Companies like Global Solar make portable solar panels designed to charge and maintain your batteries and provide power […]

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Solar Wi-Fi Brings the Net Everywhere


Meraki, a California-based WiFi company, has just made wireless even more wireless. In December they will start offering solar powered router to their customers. The units will be expensive, $1,500 for a model that comes with its own solar panels). Meraki is a truly international company. For instance, a tiny fishing village in Chile used […]

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