Renewable energy, particularly solar power, is seeing an insurgence throughout the world. As each year passes, the number of people that mount solar panels on top of their houses are steadily increasing. It is amazingly sustainable and clean, so I’m not surprised. Other than that, a solar power system also allows people to significantly lower their monthly energy bills, or even completely reduce it to zero.
Along with the rapid rise in popularity of solar panels is the ascension of solar-powered gadgets. While it’s a given that mounting solar panels on the roof can help lower energy bills, they are usually very costly to buy and have installed. So the alternative for those who cannot afford solar panels is to buy gadgets that run on solar energy.
Not only will buying these innovative solar-powered devices help you with your energy bill issues at home, but they will also reduce your carbon footprint. Let’s check them out.
SunDanzer Solar Refrigerator
The duty of refrigerators to provide cooling for our food and drinks 24-hours a day means that they consume a lot of energy. But with SunDanzer, you have a top-load, chest-style refrigerator that can store your beverages and frozen goods and doesn’t rely on regular electricity for power. Just like a regular refrigerator, the SunDanzer Solar Refrigerator can reach the same low temperatures, so cooling is never an issue. The only difference is that this solar-powered refrigerator is plugged into a solar energy system, not a standard wall outlet.
Creative Edge Solar Cell Phone Charger
For something that we use a lot almost every day, our smartphones are required to be charged regularly so we can continue on using it for its plethora of convenient features. The slight issue is that we need electricity to recharge the battery of our phones, and doing it on a daily basis can leave a mark on our energy bills. Enter the Creative Edge Solar Cell Phone Charger, a five-panel solar charger that can charge up to two phones simultaneously and store up to 5,000 mAh. Its compact size allows you to simply leave it on any spot around your home with exposure to sunlight, making it an incredibly convenient device for anyone with a phone.
Samsung Blue Earth Solar Phone
Samsung’s Blue Earth Solar Phone is not only a cool solar-powered gadget for the home, because you can also bring it outside whenever you run short errands. This solar-powered cell phone boasts a number of awesome aesthetic and functional features that makes you forget it runs on solar energy. Aside from that, it is amazingly eco-friendly since Samsung built the casing from recycled and renewable plastic, and eliminated phthalates and brominated flame retardants – both are toxic materials commonly found in today’s phones. It also comes with an integrated solar panel that you need to expose to sunlight for short or long periods of time (depending on how long you want to use it) so you can continue on enjoying the device.
Sunnytech Solar-Powered Reading Lamp
If you love reading at night but you’re worried that your habit might bubble up your energy bill, the Sunnytech Solar-Powered Reading Lamp is exactly for you. Gone are the days when you need to cut down your reading time out of worry, because this gadget only needs the power of sunlight so it can provide you with a reliable source of light during nighttime. Another notable feature of this device is its flexible design that allows you to fold it flat whenever you want to move it. Additionally, it comes with a USB port that can be used to charge your phone during emergency situations. So basically, this awesome solar-powered device is both a lamp and a charger.
Eton Rukus Solar-Powered Bluetooth Speaker
If you’re the type of person who loves to regularly listen to music, the Eton Rukus Solar-Powered Bluetooth Speaker can play your favourite tunes without consuming electricity from the grid. Do you know what that means? It means that you can listen to many songs for a decent amount of time (8 hours) without having to worry that your electric bill might increase! Though its performance is relatively lower compared to full-on speaker systems, this solar-powered speaker boasts a good sound quality that is enough for you to jam along with your best-loved songs. It is also water resistant and has a USB port for charging smartphones.