Learning is greatly improved when people can visualize the subject as opposed to just being lectured about it. The Night n’ Day Mechanical Globe is an amazing tool for showing sunrise, sunset, and twilight around the world. Globe movements are controlled by a clock/calendar and an electric motor.    ...

This 8-inch flashlight is too good to pass up for just $19.99. The ECEEN Multi-Function flashlight is inexpensive and packed full of good features. Flashlight  (3W LED 200 lumens)- 7 modes (High & low main light, flashing mode, high & low side-lamp, red side-lamp with fast/slow flashing) Side work light Red warning light Magnetic...

As a kid I remember using a magnifying glass to start tiny fires and burn patterns into wood. Good times. Apparently the builder of this product, the Febo, had a similar love of focusing the suns power. The Febo makes engraving wood surfaces with magnified solar power easy and sorta stylish. Prices start at $44 and they even have cool stencils and protective UV glasses as well. ...

Now that Tesla has completed the incestuous acquisition of Solar City they can begin the deeper integration of solar and battery. In my opinion solar and battery go together like chocolate and peanut butter. It just make sense. Back to the story at hand, Solar City recently completed a 1.4 MW array on the island of Ta’u in American Samoa. The array features 5,328 solar panels that cover 2.5 acres. This microgrid is paired up with 6 MWh’s of Tesla Powerpacks. This battery setup can charge in just seven hours of sunlight and...

The Anker 15W Dual-Port USB Solar Charger ($40) is perfect for outdoor excursions where you may not have access to chargers for your smartphone, camera, or other gadgets. First of all, the price is down from $79.99, now just $39.99 with free shipping. This flexible solar charger has 2 usb ports and can put out 2.1 amps per port (3a max). The panels are 11 × 6.3-inches folded or 18.1 × 11-inches when opened...

I am not a fan of the government (city, state, or federal) mandating where or how we spend our money. With that said, I agree that all new construction should install solar panels. And this is just what San Francisco, CA has just mandated with their latest legislation. The specifics state that new buildings 10-stories tall or less will have to install photovoltaic solar panels or solar water heaters....

The PhotonGrill is amazing in that it uses the sun to cook your food, but it is better than you might imagine. It can get to 500°F in just 5-minutes which is faster than your oven at home. It can also fit into a small backpack and takes just 3-minutes to set up so it is perfect for the prepper, hunter, or hiker. ...

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It is simple enough and is sure to be a conversation starter. The Solar Suntree sports 9 tiny solar panels, a built-in 1400mAh rechargeable battery, and USB port. Just give it a space near a window so it can get sufficient solar energy and let it do the rest. The internal battery will charge up during the day so you can even use it through the night. ...

I am a bit of freak when it comes to LED’s and solar panels. Put the two together and you got me. The LUCI Outdoor ($15) hits on all cylinders as it has LED’s a solar panel and more. Turns out the team at MPOWERD donates some of these lights to countries without electricity. Kinda cool. Now back to the product. The LUCI Outdoor Inflatable...

Going solar makes all the sense in the world, assuming you live in a sunny area of course. The idea of investing in a roof panel system comes with a few concerns including ugly panels on your beautiful roof, the fact that if you move you are most likely leaving the panels behind, and the risk of damage to your roof. The Smartflower POP Solar System is made to be quick and easy to install and can be up and running in about an hour. The Smartflower POP Solar System...