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.
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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...
Solar light batteries come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
We have received many inquiries regarding the various sizes of rechargeable batteries for solar lights. There are a few reasons why manufacturers choose one size over the other. They are as follows: Compact size means a smaller battery compartment and overall smaller solar light for the customer. Chemistry choice will determine the Voltage output for like-sized batteries. Commonly used...

For us Northern Hemispherians, how do we position our solar panels?

Posted By: Your Solar Link Team on August 22, 2014 in Community Action, Latest Technology, Solar Gardening, Solar News - Comments: No Comments »

We came across an interesting topic regarding all those solar panels that are going rooftop.  Of particular note, authors with treehugger.com posted that the optimum position for rooftop solar panels (on residential installations as well as fixed-panels on solar farms) should be on west-facing rooftops.  Why?  Simply put, the highest use (peak hours) is during the afternoon when air-conditioners and heavy appliance use occurs.  Now, what the author addressed is true, it is only higher during summer months.  However, during the remaining 9 months of the year, the sun typically sets closer to 5 in the afternoon, when is when most folks are getting off work.  So, a west-facing panel is going to miss out on its peak-use window as noted by treehugger.com’s writers.  They also stated that yes, there should be an allotment of panels on south-facing rooftops, but that it should not dominate the percentage of a residence’s solar system (that sounds kinda strange to us, too; but it is the correct terminology.)

Lumina Series street light during the day.

Lumina Street Light during the day from SolTek Renewables, LLC.

So, what exactly should we do as homeowners when it comes to setting up our solar panels on our rooftops?  If it is a fixed array, then it may behoof you to set them predominantly to the south so as to accommodate for those fall, winter and spring months.  They will juice up fine when faced toward the south, but we don’t want to discount the rest of the year for the sake of getting a little more power out of them during the summer.  If you are using a rechargeable battery system to store your energy (those of us who know it is okay to be off-grid), then keep it south.  Remember, it’s okay.  :)

Case in point would be the solar street lights from SolTek Renewables.  Their panels face south (for locations in the northern hemisphere) because the peak sun is always at “high noon” and all that energy is being stored in 12 Volt lead acid batteries (to supply energy to the LED lights at night).  For those who are looking to get off-grid, keep your panels south.  You produce the energy, you keep it, you use it.  Simple.

solar street lights from soltek renewables

Solar Street Lights from SolTek Renewables, LLC.

As for those who choose to get off-grid on the smaller scale, solar garden lights are a viable and practical solution.  The range of styles, designs and light output spans the gamut from solar flower lights to high-output solar spot lights.

Solar Flower Light.

Solar Flower Light from Your Solar Link.

Solar Spot Lights.

Solar Spot Lights from Your Solar Link.

Always remember, you have the choice to go off-grid.  Little by little we will.  So, why not start right now?  Take the power back!

Cheers from Your Solar Link.

16 LED Motion Sensor Light

16 LED motion sensor solar light from Your Solar Link.

Keep your summer illuminated with solar garden lights!

Posted By: Your Solar Link Team on August 3, 2014 in Solar News - Comments: No Comments »

Solar lights rechargeable batteries.

Solar lights rechargeable batteries from Your Solar Link.

We are now in the middle of summer and our outdoor spaces, patios and gardens are great places to enjoy the summer nights. Many people have solar garden lights in their outdoor areas, but may not realize that their lights need a battery changing-of-the-guard. If your lights are staying on for only a few hours after sunset or don’t come on at all at night, then it may be time to change the batteries. When changing out your rechargeable batteries, remember these simple steps before placing an order with Your Solar Link:

1. Chemistry (NiCd or Lithium)
2. Size (AA or AAA)
3. mAh rating (250 to 1200)
4. Number required (pack of 4 or 10)

Now that you have the specifications down, you can place an order to get your rechargeable batteries to you in a timely manner to keep your exterior spaces illuminated and inviting for summer nights. Solar lights conserve energy and have a zero carbon footprint once installed (remember, they are off the grid and a sustainable lighting solution that are available in stores and online with Your Solar Link.)

Solar rock spot light.

Solar rock spot light from Your Solar Link.

Cheers and happy summer!

Solar flower light onion bloom

Solar flower light (onion bloom) from Your Solar Link.


 
 


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.

Solar Lights Savings

Solar Garden Lights


SOLAR PATH 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.

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

SOLAR GARDEN FOUNTAINS.
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!

HOW TO INSTALL A SOLAR PATH LIGHT.

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

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DECORATIVE SOLAR ACCENT LIGHTS.

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 http://www.yoursolarlink.com/solar-spot-lights, where we have a great selection of solar spot lights to choose from.

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