Recent Solar Gadgets & Devices Articles

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Landscape Lighting for Beauty, Safety and Value

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 04, 2015

Light up your landscape ... and your life. Add lighting to your outdoor space for all the very best reasons -- beauty, safety, and increased property value. Find out all about the "whys"...

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Water Heater?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 27, 2014

Have you ever had one of those mornings? It's hard enough to drag yourself out of bed, but you think a steaming hot shower just might help to get you in shape for the long commute to...

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Great Ways to Enjoy Your Garden in the Evening

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2014

Summer’s here, and hopefully your yard (or balcony) is abloom. Enjoy the colorful beauty of your flowers and plants in the sunshine, but don’t forget that evenings in the...

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Solar Shingles or Solar Panels?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 15, 2014

Harnessing the sun’s rays produces a renewable, clean power source which can be converted to electricity by means of solar panels or roof shingles. Here’s a fact sheet on...


STARPATH Provides Efficient Ambient Lighting at Night

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 25, 2013

On especially clear, moonless nights I can look up and see the Milky Way scattered across the sky, looking like diamonds someone has carelessly spilled across the heavens -- or like...

New Solar Technology Makes Outdoor Lighting a Cinch

Posted by Matt Cohen | Apr 30, 2013

There are several different types of residential solar lights available today which are replacing old electrical and gas lamps. These solar lamps lights can help with everything...

The solar generator in use in Zion National Park. Photo by Kevin Stevens for Networx.

My Amazing DIY Solar Generator

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Oct 12, 2012

I remember the inspiration for building my solar generator clearly. It was close to 20 years ago and we were camping at the dunes in Oregon. Our campground neighbor, in a huge RV, ran...


3 Affordable Solar Options

Posted by Steve Graham | May 09, 2011

When many homeowners think of solar power, they envision total energy independence — getting enough solar panels to unplug from the electric grid and power everything in the home....