Solar rope lighting is useful and decorative. You may just string some along a pathway, or the edge of your swimming pool. And that would be sufficient, until you think of other uses for it. Maybe you'll go a little overboard and cover your entire house with it during the … [Read more...] about Solar Rope Lights: an Overview
If you like entertaining in your garden at night, or don't want to step on your flowers in the dark, and you crave sustainable energy in solving this problem, you need to consider solar LED garden lights. Solar lights for gardens come in a variety of styles: stake … [Read more...] about Solar Lights for Gardens
Photo via CNET. Like many people, I just started hearing about the Bloom Box from Bloom Energy. It isn't the first time that 60 Minutes has come up with a story about some type of miraculous energy source that seems too good to be true. Indeed, free energy scams are as old … [Read more...] about Bloom Box: a practical, clean energy solution for homes?
Photo courtesy of natashalcd at Flickr.com The jury is still out on the Cash for Clunkers program. The last paperwork was filed on Monday, August 24, 2009, but crushed cars still waiting to be recycled. The final numbers are in - so how did the program score? All told, C4C … [Read more...] about Was Cash for Clunkers a success?
Photo courtesy of naturalturn at Flickr.com Over time, solar panels will get covered with dust, grime, and even bird droppings. These obstructions block sunlight and will reduce power production. The solution is simple though - clean your solar panel when it gets … [Read more...] about How to clean a solar panel