5 Solar Gadgets That Will Make Your Life Easier
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the United States had 64.2 GW of solar capacity installed by the end of 2018. That is enough to power over 12 million homes. Renewable technology is everywhere, and for many good reasons. It’s more efficient than ever before. It’s easier to access today, and it’s far more affordable to install.
Whether you love to adventure away from home or want to reduce your reliance on the grid, the following solar gadgets will make your life easier.
Stay Connected with a Solar Charger
Mobile phones, tablets, and other handheld devices are very popular. They let us access information and connect with people from anywhere.
The extended reach is great, but only if you can keep it turned on.
The solar charger is a portable panel with a USB port. Open it up and let it gather sunlight then plug in your phone or other device to charge. As long as you can see the sun, you can keep your batteries at 100%.
Cook Out on the Solar BBQ Grill
The solar cooker is still in the prototype stage at MIT, but it’s sure to be a game changer. This appliance stores solar heat in a sealed container of melting salt over six hours (depending on environmental conditions). Once the salt is melted, the cooker can be used to cook food, even three to five hours later.
There are also solar powered BBQ grills on the market right now. These trade the cumbersome propane tank or charcoal for natural sunlight.
Spend a Night in a Solar Tent
Solar tents allow people to enjoy the beauty of nature along with some of the conveniences of modern life. This unique tent includes lights and power outlets that can be used just like the ones you have at home. They have built-in solar panels that capture energy and make it useable, even when you’re deep in the woods.
Walk or Hike with a Solar Backpack
The solar backpack is a more practical alternative to the solar charger. This backpack can be used to carry your belongings. It is equipped with high-efficiency solar panels that gather sunlight and convert it into energy while you wear it. You can plug in USB devices, smartphones, even DSLR cameras while you travel.
Solar Motion Sensor Lights for Home
Home security is very important. Connect Electric recommends harnessing the power of solar as an affordable way to increase safety.
Solar motion sensor lights are a great choice. They won’t increase your utility expenses, even if they come on often.
You should have lights on all sides of your home. These will automatically turn on when there’s movement, so you can look outside without putting yourself at risk. All they need is a line of sight to the sun. You can install them high up on your home for added security.
Solar energy is here, and it’s changing the way we power our lives.