At SunHarvest Solar, we toot our horn about the benefits of utilizing the power of the sun to power our homes regularly. But sun power can also be used for a bunch of other great things too! From powering our gadgets and lighting our walkways, to cleaning our pools.
Here’s a list of some fantastic, green gadgets we found for you to check out. (We haven’t personally tried any of these gadgets yet, so can’t personally vouch for their effectiveness, but think they’re worth talking about.)
“For both urban and backcountry adventurers, this new solar charger from Goal Zero features a super-durable power pack, two high-speed charging ports, ten 'smart charging' profiles, and a built-in micro-USB cable.”
“Olafur Eliasson, the artist and designer behind the Little Sun solar LED light, and his engineer cofounder Frederik Ottesen, are back again with another solar gadget, but this time the focus is on charging mobile devices as well as providing light for off grid applications. And like the original Little Sun product, it’s not only meant to provide light, but to also enable a better life for those living in energy poverty in places such as Sub-Saharan Africa.”
“Renewable energy and batteries go hand and hand. Renewable energy sources need batteries to store the energy generated so that it can be used continuously instead of just only when the sun is shining or wind is blowing. On the flip side, batteries in our devices have to be recharged and renewable energy is the best way to accomplish that.
But what if a battery could generate the energy needed to recharge it? That's just what researchers at Kogakuin University in Japan have created. The group has developed a thin, translucent lithium-ion battery that recharges itself when exposed to direct sunlight.”
“SunPort is about accelerating America’s shift to solar energy, by letting everyone participate in crowdsourcing demand for it.”
“The Solar-Breeze NX is an innovative and sustainable solution to pool maintenance. It's the future of pool care.
Did you know that one swimming pool in America outputs the same amount of pollution yearly as an SUV? That pool pump usage, resulting in 4.5 Mega Watts of energy a year, is very costly and not environmentally friendly. With traditional pool cleaning systems, you don’t have the option of running the pump fewer hours because the pool is only being cleaned when the pump is running.”
We look forward to clean, renewable energy becoming mainstream in a huge way. If you have a favorite green gadget, please tell us about it on our Facebook page!
“Doing all we can to combat climate change comes with numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and associated health care costs to strengthening and diversifying the economy by shifting to renewable energy, among other measures.” -David Suzuki