New Solar Energy Possibilities for Homes
Guest Contributor post by Matt J @ South Shore Roofing A renewable energy system can be used to supply some or all of your electricity needs, using new and eco-friendly technologies. There are many different systems and technologies for powering your house while being eco-friendly and saving energy. One of the most popular and efficient systems is solar electric system, which includes solar...
Full mAh capacity range of NiMH (the good chemistry) rechargeable batteries for Solar Lights are now available!
Solar lights for the home and garden come with pre-installed, pre-charged batteries from most (safe to say, all) manufacturers when you buy them online or directly at stores. What many people don't realize is that these rechargeable batteries will eventually run their course and lose all of their effective capacity after about 2 years of nightly use. These solar light batteries are almost always r...
CES 2016: Solar Powered Gadgets of the Future.
by Maria Juniper, Contributing Editor The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a prominent global electronics and technology focused trade show that takes place every year in Las Vegas. Held in January each year, it is known for introducing the latest technology trends and most innovative electronics. This year, solar energy was at the forefront with a huge variety of tech that uti...
Holiday Gift Guide: Solar Tech for your Home, Kids, and the Outdoors.
by Maria Juniper, Contributing Editor The gift that keeps on giving has never been greener, and the time to buy one for your friend or loved one is quickly approaching. This year for the holidays, instead of giving some trite piece of clothing or kitchen appliance, try looking for the perfect gifts for those eco-friendly friends who wants to help benefit the environment, or perhaps for a family...
The Benefits of Floatovoltaics.
by Maria Juniper, Contributing Editor Now that most governments, environmental organizations, scientists and even the Catholic Church have agreed on the need to combat climate change, innovative solutions are being sought in many quarters. The old ways of doing things simply won't cut it now that we're aware of the harmful effects of traditional means of power generation, such as the burning of...

So, how about that International Space Station?

Posted By: Your Solar Link Team on November 21, 2013 in Solar News, World News - Comments: No Comments »

Ever wonder what makes the International Space Station tick?  You guessed it, solar energy!  The overall size of the Station covers an area the size of an American Football field and weighs in at almost 1 million pounds (that’s around 450,000 kilograms for our overseas friends)!  With all its solar panels covering about an acre of area (over 43,000 square feet, or 4,000 square metres), the Station produces between 75 to 90 kilowatts of power. That is enough to power an average US home for about 10 days.  Not bad for energy that is free and produces no waste.

International Space Station area (image courtesy of NASA,

The technology that supplies energy to this marvel of science is the same technology that powers things we use every day here on planet Earth.  We’re talking about solar panels; you’ve seen them on everything from rooftops to calculators to gardens and landscapes.  This free energy is used to power your backyards at night with solar accent lights and even keep vermin away with solar pest control devices.  Albeit, these are on a much smaller scale, but it gets the job done.  And remember, the energy is free and these things can move around at your will just as the Station moves through the night sky.

Oleg Kotov on a space walk (photo courtesy of NASA,

Solar Rope Lights for the Holidays (and every other day for that matter).

Posted By: Your Solar Link Team on November 7, 2013 in Solar News - Comments: 1 Comment »

Solar Rope Lights are a simple and effective way to illuminate your exterior spaces.  For one, they are highly durable, so you can put the rope (which is a flexible transparent rubber tube with LEDs running the length of the tube) on shrubbery, along walkways, by the poolside and anywhere else your heart desires.  Nice thing about putting them poolside is that there is no risk of electric shock, should the rope fall into the water.  It’s not recommended to submerge the rope in the water, but you get the picture.  They’re safe!

Think of the possibilities with Solar Rope Lighting.  There are no high voltage lines to lay down through your yard to illuminate your landscaping.  No wires for pets to chew on by which they can be shocked.  No bills from electricians (or your hardware store, depending on your handyman capabilities) to dish out just so you can put some lights here and there.  Dare it be said, it’s a no-brainer to go solar.  Check out the cool (and warm) color on Your Solar Link’s website.  And remember, by getting your landscape into the solar niche, you are getting that much more off the grid and lessening your use of utility companies’ power and rising costs!


Juicebar Pocket Solar Charger.
This stylish, sleek and reliable pocket size Universal Battery Charger (Juicebar Solar Charger) is proven to be your best friend in a situation when conventional electric supply is not available or if you are trying to use eco-friendly renewable power supplies.
Great as a solar phone charger for any type of Mobile Phones, IPhones, PSA, PDA, Mp3 Players, Satellite Navigation, and much more.
Get it HERE.

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Solar Garden Lights

Stainless Steel Conical Solar Path Light (Set of 2).
Path solar lights are an excellent choice for lighting your garden paths, walkways, driveway perimeters and other regions in your landscape. They are often used in multiples to guide the way along a set of stairs or a dark walk.
Featured Stainless Steel Solar Light set uses 2 ultra-bright LEDs for maximum light output and minimum battery usage.
The lights are safe around kids and pets and water and corrosion resistant.
Read more HERE


Stone Solar Spot Lights (also known as Solar Rock Lights) completely camouflage with existing landscapes and look like any other rock in your garden.

Green Gardener Corner

Solar Fountain Pump System

How to start using ecologically friendly energy to power up your garden fountains and other garden water features?
Why not go with a solar powered water pump?
To accommodate your needs the Solar Fountain Pump Systems we carry range from 2 to 8 Watt. Browse our collection of solar water pumps for your fish ponds and solar fountains.
Enjoy your garden water features and your energy savings at the same time. Make a note of the various power levels and the flow rate of the solar water pumps before your purchase.
Please write us your review after your purchase. Your opinion is important to us!


Stone Cylinder Solar Path Lights (Set of 2).
See how easy it is to install a solar light. No wiring required!
In this particular case a ground fastener and a stake are included for quick and easy installation. Read more HERE



Solar accent lights (Set of 2) create an enjoyable and inviting glow for your landscape.
They are designed to mark a place.

Super High Output Spot Light

Solar Spot Light - $26.99
Super High Output Spot Light (4 Super Bright LEDs). Free Shipping!

Solar spot lights like this one rely on energy from the sun to charge their batteries and provide light throughout the night.
This means that there is no need to tap into the electrical grid for these lights to operate.
The solar spot lights will work consistently, even if the whole neighborhood is dealing with a power outage.
Learn more about Solar Spot Lights at, where we have a great selection of solar spot lights to choose from.

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