Did you know solar farms in the USA produce seven times more power today than they did seven years ago? Skeptics of the technology may denigrate solar power as an unreliable energy source, but this technology is getting better the more we use it. What’s certain is that the ability to passively generate power from the sun, kind of like Superman, is really cool!
Maybe you’re not sold on making your whole house reliant on solar yet, that’s okay. Start experimenting with one of these 10 solar powered gadgets. Read more to find out which one works for you.
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1. Solar Oven
GoSun has a hybrid solar-electric oven that can cook and bake whatever you need. This solar grill runs on solar power during the day (even on most cloudy days) and only switches to drawing power from your home at night.
2. Solar Bike
Cake Kalk has designed a dirtbike that can tackle tough terrain and run for up to 3 hours on solar power. These bikes can reach just over 55 mph and are made with sustainable materials. When it’s empty, you simply plug it into its portable solar station—now you have time to catch a tan.
3. Solar Water Purifier
If you’re out adventuring on your solar bike, then GoSun’s Flow solar water purifier might be useful to have in your kit. You simply fill up the little tank, put the lid on, and the device purifies the water of virtually all pathogens and viruses.
4. Solar Patio Umbrellas
By day they shade you from the sun, and by night they give its light back to you. Purple Leaf’s solar umbrellas allow you to keep enjoying the party on the porch long after the sun has gone down.
5. Solar Refrigeration
A refrigerator accounts for 7% of the average US home’s electricity use. Getting the ACOPOWER LionCooler can help save you that extra cash. These coolers have batteries that can be charged by portable solar panels or by your car!
6. Solar Gardening
The Tertill Weeding Robot can automatically weed your garden for you. This solar-powered assistant can differentiate flowers from weeds and will remove invaders from your garden while leaving plants intact.
7. Solar Security
Having cameras to monitor your home gives you peace of mind, but they only work as long as they’re powered. Blink offers outdoor cameras with built-in solar panels and batteries to circumvent this issue (and costs).
8. Solar Backpack
Solar backpacks can charge your electronics as long as you’re out in the sun. These are perfect for on-the-go professionals and campers.
9. Solar Package Defender
A Porch Pod is a solar-powered device that keeps deliveries safe. It can scan delivery information after which the delivery driver can put the package in the pod. When you get home, you can open the pod using one of its verification systems.
10. Solar Panels
Solar panels save enough money in electric bills that they pay for themselves between five and ten years after their installation. If you’ve bought your home, these reliable systems are must-haves (and increasingly so with inflation). Get a quote from your local solar company to find out more.
Get Yourself Some Solar Powered Gadgets Today
As solar power becomes more reliable, the market for solar powered gadgets gets bigger and bigger. Solar energy can run devices for any consumer’s needs. If you like high-tech solutions, get yourself one of these solar powered products today.
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