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. ...

Posted on Feb 15 2016 - 7:52am by Russ
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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...

The future has arrived in the form of a solar powered airplane making a trip around the world. The Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi yesterday with plans of going around the world. The Solar Impulse 2 is being piloted by the co-founders of this amazing plane, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg. The solar powered airplane will make 12 stops across the globe. The Solar Impulse 2 has 17,000 solar panels, and batteries, which allow it to fly day and night. The first stops are in India, Myanmar, and China. After that it will cross...

Posted on Feb 12 2015 - 10:33am by Russ
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If you happen to have pavers (basically bricks of some sort) on your driveway, walkways, or around a pool check out this cool household upgrade. Simply find out which brick size you have (7.67″x3.85″x2.36″, 4″x4″, 4″x8″, 6″x6″, or 6″x9″) and then decide a lighting pattern. Pluck out some of your original pavers and replace with these awesome Solar...

Yard lighting, when done right, takes a yard from good to great. Not only does it look better and shows off your house, plants, and trees it is also safer. Typically these accent lights are simple black plastic and are made to be hidden. Not with the Garden Critter Solar Lights. They are cool little raccoons wearing glasses, the glasses being where the LED lights reside. Simply place them in a spot...

This clever desktop solar phone charger comes with a solar panel, a 2500 mAh internal battery, and a female USB port for gadget charging. Just place the Sunflower 2500 on your desk, face the solar panel towards a bright window and let it harness the power for your next smartphone charge. I doubt the tiny solar panel will charge the internal battery too quickly but still good for the occasional free powered...

If you are living off the grid or just like the idea of not having to burn fuel to cook you should check out the GoSun Stove, a high efficiency solar cooker/oven. The GoSun is a super clean and fuel-free way to cook, no burning charcoal or embers to clean up after. When you are done cooking you just fold up the GoSun and go. The GoSun is portable...

TrackingPoint is still innovating and improving their products. Nice to see. Their latest gadget is a Solar Charging Backpack that will help with their precision guided firearms as well as you existing electronics. Some highlights include: 4 solar panels for up to 16 watts One USB charging outlet (5V, 2.8A) One 12V auto socket (16V, 1A) A Trackingpoint charger pocket MOLLE System compatible front panel MOLLE compatible mounting straps A zippered mesh accessory product Side pockets Grab...