We’ve never seen this before, and we can’t quite wrap our heads around the underlying concept of how it works. But if the manufacturer’s claims are accurate, every home should have one of these bad boys plugged in to the wall.
Wind power is one of the most environmentally friendly sources of sustainable energy. Most wind energy comes from large-scale “wind farms”, but smaller turbines can be a great source of supplementary power for homes.
Want to harness all that solar energy shining on your roof, but you’re not crazy about the space-age look of a massive PV panel rack? No problem. Apollo Solar Roofing uses lightweight, roof-integrated modules so a photovoltaic array becomes a subtle part of your roof.
Several solid-performing solar device chargers have appeared on the market recently. And now the folks at Wenger (the legendary swiss army knife maker) have joined the action with a foldable, all-in-one solar charger and battery pack.
Given the number of electronic devices and chargers plugged into an average home’s sockets, specialty plug adapters can be a great way to save energy and avoid “energy vampires” that draw power even when they aren’t in use. But what if you could simply plug devices (even USBs) into a “regular” wall outlet and still […]
A small, portable solar device charger can be incredibly handy to keep your phone or other mobile electronics powered up when there isn’t an outlet handy. For camping, travel, or emergency use, the Solar JOOS Orange and Solio’s Classic2 are a pair of our favorites.
Most household solar energy systems have traditionally used a central inverter within the home to convert DC power from the photovoltaic panels into usable AC current. But that trend is changing as individual solar micro inverters on each PV panel become more common.
Hot on the heels of their new L-Prize winning LED light bulb, Philips has released an outstanding LED flood light for indoor use. The Ambient LED flood bulb is equivalent to a 65-watt incandescent bulb, and casts a warm even light.
Interested in supplementing your home’s energy needs with solar power, but you don’t want to deal with a complicated or expensive installation? DeckPower solar panels are just for you.
Virtu solar tubes utilize a hybrid design that incorporates both PV cells for solar energy, and solar thermal conduction for heating. Best of all, the hybrid arrangement helps both components work better than standalone systems, proving the old adage that the whole really can be greater than the sum of its parts.
Leaving unused electronics plugged in is a massive source of wasted energy. And while leaving your cell phone plugged in after it’s charged might not seem like a huge power hog, consider US Department of Energy estimates that power vampires account for a whopping 100 billion kilowatt hours of wasted energy each year – costing […]