December 25, 2011

Solar Menorah On Display At Woodstock, NY

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While not strictly to tradition, (menorahs are used with fire as the source of light,) Woodstock, New York is once again making news as it becomes the home of the first solar menorah. Meant to raise awareness of Chanukah, Rabbi AB Itkin designed the candleholder from spare parts. It was on display in the city's Village Green for all eight nights where Rabbi Yitzchok Hecht declared, "the concept of taking the energy of the sun and using it to bring light into the darkness of night is a beautiful complement to the miracle and story of Chanukah."

(Thanks, Yaacov)

Via Lubavitch

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December 19, 2011

Two Solar Kits For Fun

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Even robots come solar as evidenced by this Solar Robot Kit. After building, the 8.2 x 7.2 x 15.5" T3 can transform into a tank, robot or scorpion. There is no soldering needed and as long as there is sunshine, he will keep truckin' on. For those who prefer speed, the Solar Bullet Train has 18 parts that snap together and needs only 4 screws. There are 2 cars that attach to the engine and it runs without rails.

Via Solar Kits

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December 12, 2011

Casio Solar Watches for Sports

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There will be no more batteries to hassle with once you get this Casio Ana-Digi Solar Sport Watch. It features dual time, power saving function, 12 and 24 hour formats, stopwatch, alarm, auto LED light and low battery warning. The timepiece is water resistant up to 165 feet and a men's version is also available.

Via Casio Sport Watches

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December 5, 2011

SolarStrong Gets Green Light

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What looked like a no-go solar project is now back on with a private equity loan. This should be just the boost the flailing industry needs as Solar City will place power systems on 120,000 homes on military bases. They got the funding for the project dubbed SolarStrong from Bank of America Merrill Lynch after failing to acquire a loan from the DOA, partially due to stricter restrictions placed post Solyndra. Although the total amount was lessened by 40,000 homes, the project will create at least 300 megawatts of power and thousands of jobs during installation.

via Solar City


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