Solar Gadgets Mash-Up


We love innovation and clever uses for solar technology. That’s what inspired our recent Solar Gadgets Series on our blog. From solar-powered chargers in developing countries to mobile apps that tell you when to water your garden, these six solar gadget articles covered the gamut.

Here’s a recap of our Solar Gadgets Series.

Solar-Powered Chargers

When it comes to solar-powered gadgets, chargers are probably the most popular. And while there are many choices out there, we profiled three to get you started. We also provided some things to think about when considering a solar-powered charger, including the most important factor – the watt rating.

Solar-Powered Speakers

This post gave readers three more stylish gadgets for listening to your tunes endlessly throughout the day. Think of the possibilities: pool and outdoor parties, barbecues, picnics, fishing, boating, or having fun at the beach. Let’s go!

Solar-Powered Attic Fans

Okay, not so sexy. But oh-so-appreciated on those hot summer days. Solar-powered attic fans help keep you and your family cool, protect your home and save you money on energy costs. Love that!

Solar Power in the Developing World

Over 2 billion people either don’t have access to electricity or have limited access to it. The three gadgets profiled in this post do great things to help people around the world get access to power AND clean water!

Solar for the Great Outdoors

This post gave you five more solar-powered gadgets for the active, eco-conscious lifestyle. From a waterproof phone charger/case to a colorful solar-powered tent, we think you’ll be even more inspired to head outdoors asap!

Solar-Powered Fun and Quirky

We found a few solar-powered oddities while looking around for something different. Our favorite was the garden gadget that combines information on climate, season, and soil conditions to help avid gardeners figure out what to plant and when. It was that or the life-like fireflies, which are definitely worth checking out. Magical!

What`s your favorite gadget? One of the toys? The one for drinking water? Oh yeah, it`s the attic fan, right? Tell us in a comment below, and please share this post with a fellow solar aficionado. Thanks!

We’ll continue to occasionally feature innovative, fun and interesting products and inventions that use solar power. There’s a lot going on as this renewable energy source becomes more and more mainstream. We’re looking forward to it.

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