October 25, 2010

Solar Lighting for Halloween


Save some energy this year as you get into the holidays. While all your neighbors are eating up kilowatt hours, you have Westinghouse's solar Pathway Lights costing you nothing. These weatherproof Halloween Ghosties come in a 3 piece set, soak up the sun all day, then automatically come on at dusk and light up your walkway all night while changing colors for a bit of extra charm.


While you are at it, add a string of orange Solar Lights to your walkway, railing, doorway or bush that you can probably keep up until there is nothing left to the turkey besides the wishbone. And while the waterproof Solar Pumpkin will not freak anyone out, he will certainly keep him/her from tripping over other things that go bump in the night.

Via Outdoor Solar Lighting

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October 18, 2010

Solar Rock Serves as Outdoor Nightlight


This Solar Rock nestles into your garden or walkway and brightens up your path at night. The wireless rock emits soft lighting and its built-in sensor means it automatically comes at dusk and shuts itself off at dawn. Four LED bulbs and 2 AA Ni-Cad rechargeable batteries come with it.

Via Solar Rock

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October 11, 2010

Solar Panels to Be Added to White House Roof


As part of Prez Obama's push to make the White House Residence greener, there will soon be solar panels on the roof. The Department of Energy announced last week that a solar water heater will also be installed as a way of not only leading by example, but also as a way of getting the word out to the public. As we mentioned previously, Jimmy Carter originally had the idea, only to have them removed by Ronald Reagan when he took office.

Viia DOE

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October 4, 2010

Sports Centers Go Solar

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It would seem that the NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL and MLS have decided that green is in and has asked the Natural Resources Defense Council to develop and distribute a solar development guide suggesting stadium add-ons to help them. Those that have already done their bit for the overall good include the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (it seems that Nokia took the hint as well,) the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix and several MLB fields and parks.

(Thanks, Kathy)


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