Daily Ten: Solar Powered Products
The Sun is a powerful source of energy and life. The fact that more products do not use this amazing power source is a great shame. However there are many fantastic products that do use the sun, here is our Daily Ten: Solar Powered Products.
10. Solar Powered Wind Turbine – The Glow Company
Not often does a product harness 2 green credentials, but this desk turbine does exactly that. The solar panel powers the rotation of the blades to create ‘a relaxing ambience’ (their words not ours!) This little fan is the perfect item for those keen on reducing their energy consumption in the home or office – just make sure you are near a window.
9. Solar Monkey – The Glow Company
I fell in love with this little robotic monkey as soon as I saw him. These monkeys are solar powered and climb slowly along the rope mechanically. Who said solar power had to useful?
8. Solar Fairy Lights – Firebox.com
These sun powered fairy lights charge up during the day to create the perfect ambience for your dinner date in the evening. With just a little forward thinking, you can not only give a good first impression, but a great one. These fairy lights will certainly promote your green credentials, it’s up to you to be a good date!
7. Solar Powered Car – iWoot
Even as adults, toy cars are fascinating. This solar powered motor is no exception. Watch as the car races around in the sunlight and comes to a controlled stop when the sun fades. Surely an utterly delightful way of showing just how potent a source of energy the sun can be in the right conditions.
6. T3 Solar Powered Robot – iWoot
Robots are infinitely cooler than most things, especially ones powered by the sun. These aren’t just robots though, it can transform in a to range of things including a tank and a scorpion. Designed to be educational, the greatest lesson a product such as this could teach us is to respect the power of the sun.
5. Freeloader Globetrotter – Solar Centre
Simply open the panel, place it in the sun and attach it to your mobile. Simple! This is the best of a range of similar chargers as it contains a battery with enough capacity to power a mobile phone for 44 hours! LIke most similar products, this will hold a charge, so make sure to make the most of the sunny periods and get the thing charged!
4. Canterbury Solar Wall Light – Solar Centre
These are some of the best looking solar lights on the market. The solar panel is integrated into the top of the light, meaning it is hidden from view. Constructed from stainless steel they would look great on any home. Products such as these make solar power accessible to the average family – whilst they won’t light your home or your entire garden, they are relatively cheap and will show their worth day one, or should that be night one..
3. Solar Powered Plant Pot – Firebox.com
One of the best applications for solar products is for use in the garden. This is mainly because of the abundance of natural light. These fantastic light pots will illuminate your garden and create a great focal point. Product cross ‘pollination’ – its the future.
2. Solar Powered LED Display – Megatex
Although many of us probably couldn’t afford this solar events display for a summer BBQ, you will probably be seeing one of these at a festival in the near future. This is the worlds first solar powered display, perfect for those places with no access to power. With the possibility of using these screens for billboards, we are confident that many more people will be seeing these in the summer.
1. Wireless Solar Keyboard – Logitech
This keyboard hits the DAily Ten because it is the first desk item that is really functional. My wireless keyboard is constantly needing battery changes, to live without the fear of that low battery warning would be ideal. With this keyboard it becomes a reality, perfect for desktops across the world (as long as you have a light source. With fantastic laptop style chiclet keys it is also comfortable to type on.