What Can I Use Solar Panels For?

What Can I Use Solar Panels For?

Today, solar powered items are cheaper than ever before and provide clean, renewable energy that can save you money each month — which adds up immensely over years of homeownership. Not to mention, making green improvements to your home can earn you tax benefits year over year. Read more

LuminAID’s inflatable waterproof solar lantern can also charge your phone

LuminAID’s inflatable waterproof solar lantern can also charge your phone

The inventors of the innovative LuminAID solar lantern are Kickstarting another version of their device, this time with the added feature of a charging port for portable electronics. The newest product from LuminAID, the PackLite Max Phone Charger, stays true to the design elements first introduced in the company’s original product, but adds another incredibly… Read more

How to Get Clean Energy at Home For Free

How to Get Clean Energy at Home For Free

The electricity bills we pay each month primarily go towards supporting America’s many dirty, smelly fossil fuels. Renewable alternatives are few and far between among these utilities, and when they do exist, they’re far from affordable. The good news is that B Corporations like Arcadia Power are now giving us the choice to support cleaner,… Read more

3 Myths that keep people from going solar

3 Myths that keep people from going solar

When people think of going green, they often imagine reusing bags at the grocery store, buying local produce and carpooling with their neighbors. They foresee small, day-by-day actions compounding to create a more sustainable lifestyle and a healthier earth. Sometimes, however, the biggest changes are actually the most straightforward. Many Americans today simply buy electricity… Read more

Building the direct solar economy: GoSol’s solar concentrator

Building the direct solar economy: GoSol’s solar concentrator

One organization that is moving the needle on accessible and affordable solar technologies for the developing world is GoSol, which I’ve written about a couple of times, and which is now demonstrating what it calls the “Direct Solar Economy.” “With GoSol.org’s simple, scalable solar thermal technology people everywhere in the world will be able to… Read more

Solartab Portable Solar Charger & Battery Review

Solartab Portable Solar Charger & Battery Review

After using and reviewing a lot of solar chargers and external battery packs, I’ve found that while there plenty of options on the market right now, many of them fall short of the mark, either in the size of the solar panel itself or in the size of the battery (or the lack of one).… Read more