Solar Powered Gadgets
Solar Power, Outdoor Solar Garden Lights
There was a time when putting out garden lights meant having to run wires under the ground and hooking them into your breaker box. Not anymore. Solar garden lights have made planting easy and they're cheap too at only $21 at Amazon. When these lights first came out they had very weak bulbs and did little more than demarcate a path. The latest generations of this top 10 electric gadget are almost as bright as a 40 watt bulb and can be used to emphasize garden decorations as well as fully light garden paths. And on top of all of all that, the energy usage is provided free of charge by mother nature.
There are also motion detecting solar flood lights available with an 80 watt output for around $66!
Floatron Natural Pool Cleaner
The Floatron is a simple solar powered water ionization unit that releases a small amount ionized metal into the pool that kills off bacteria and algae. This unit (available at Amazon for around $299) allows a user to reduced chlorine levels in the pool by up to 80 percent. The cost and time savings are staggering and the units lifespan is around ten years. At that time, a new electrode may need to be purchased for around $100. No more need for chemical treatments every month to keep the pool clean.
Sunforce 39305 650-Watt High-Efficiency Polycrystalline Solar Power Kit
How about a whole home solar power kit? Reducing your electrical costs by offsetting your usage with the Sunforce 650 Watt system is about as easy as it gets. This may not be a plug and play kit but all you need to add is the wiring to reach your deep cycle battery bank. The kit sells at Amazon for around $3200 and includes five 130 watt panels, mounting hardware and a 50 Amp controller. A unit like this will cut your electrical bill down about 40 percent. If you are used to paying $300 a month the system will pay for itself in just over two years.