January 29, 2010

Solar Snob Site O' The Week: Sol Inc.


Our SOW award goes to Sol Inc., a company that is donating solar lighting systems to Haiti. The lights will be used at food distribution areas, medical stations and along roads leading to Port-au-Prince. They have also launched an initiative for others who want to help. Purchase a Tropical Solar Light System for the country and Sol Inc. will match your donation. The TSL takes less than an hour to install and can withstand 170 mph winds.

Via Sol Inc.

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January 26, 2010

Heliotropis Combines Art and Light


Anthony Castronovo designed the Heliotropis, a combination of bronze, ceramic and glass in the shape of a flower. His outdoor sculpture features petals that will open during the day, close at night and are illuminated with an LED array. Solar panels in the leaves collect the sunlight and Arduino microcontrollers let the flower to respond to such environmental aspects as temperature, barometric pressure, light, and wind. The Heliotropis will be erected in Rumson, New Jersey with a target date of sometime this year.

Via Anthony Castronovo

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January 25, 2010

Solanterns Shed Light in Kenya


Solanterns are being sold in Kenya to replace kerosene lamps that can cause fires and damage users' lungs. At an initial price of 2000 Ksh (~$25.00,) families will save money in the long run as kerosene usually costs about $90.00 per year while the lantern will last for 3 yrs. before the battery needs replacing. The company's goal is to replace a million of them.

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January 22, 2010

Solar Light Sticks Brighten Walkways


These Light Sticks quietly get their power during the day, then illuminate your walkway, backyard, driveway or other external sites. Easy to install, the devices are slimmer than most, easy to install and will last up to 100,000 before needing to be replaced. The set of four 2 x 2 1/4 x 27 3/4" stakes run on included AA batteries.

Via Solar Light Sticks

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January 13, 2010

Midnight Meals With Solar Grill Light


Now you can barbecue during the night with the Solar Grill Light. Outdoor and salt-spray tested, the 4 LED bulbs will last about 50,000 hours and the built-in panel charges the included 3 AA Ni-Cad batteries. When fully charged, expect up to 4 hours of light. Made of stainless steel, it clips to any shelf up to 1" thick.

Via Solar Grill Light

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January 4, 2010

od-do arhitekti Solar Lamp


od-do arhitekti's Solar Lamp faces the sun throughout the day and collects energy via its photovoltaic cells, then it powers up LED cells at night. The company has other green ideas, most of them in various stages of completion, but many of them are award winning designs nonetheless.

Via od-do

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December 22, 2009

DOE Announces Climate REDI at CCC


During the recent Copenhagen Climate Conference, the DOE announced the launch of the Renewables and Efficiency Deployment Initiative (Climate REDI,) its purpose to promote the use of renewable and efficient energy products. This would not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but make life better for developing nations. Part of the program that will be implemented in the next 5 years is combining solar panels and LED lamps to replace those that run on kerosene.


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December 16, 2009

Decorate with Solar Light Ring


Norwood's solar powered Light Ring has an LED light with three rotating red, green and blue star bursts. It comes with its own photocell and battery, turns on automatically at dusk and will last up to 8 hours on a charge. Not to mention what it will do to your head after a long night of partying.

Via Solar Light Ring

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December 11, 2009

Designers Edge Solar Shed Light


The Designers Edge Solar Shed Light is also good for those places in the back yard where the raccoons and other creatures of the night tend to frequent. It has 10 rechargeable super bright LEDs that can supply up to 100,000 hrs. of light, two power settings and can be wall or pole mounted up to 20 feet away from the fixture. A 20 ft. extension cord is included in the package.

Via Solar Shed Lighting

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December 9, 2009

Solar Powered Snowman Brightens the Holidays


If you are in the midst of decorating your house for the holidays, consider the 7" Solar Snowman. It comes on an adjustable post with a stake for installation and its rechargeable battery is included.

Via Solar Powered Snowman

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