The way of the solar “panel” may be reaching the end of the line, spray solar is coming!
Researchers and product developers are on the cusp of designing solar cells that may be applied as a spray paint. This means that the surface area (rooftops, fields, etc) of solar collection may find its way onto everyday items, including shopping bags, labels and clothing. Lucelo Technologies in Texas is currently on that path and has (at an early stage) been able to develop a paint that is appli...
First exposition in Central America focused entirely on solar power.
ExpoSolar, which takes place Oct. 31- Nov. 1 in downtown San José Costa Rica, will be the first event of its kind in Central America to focus only on solar power. It is organized by the Costa Rican Solar Energy Association (Asociacion Costarricense de Energía Solar, or ACESOLAR). During the event a wide variety of firms will present their products, including systems for heating water and photovo...
Solar “tree” from Israel.
An Israeli solar “tree” was designed by artist Yoav Ben-Dov. It features solar panels positioned as leaves on metal branches made of pipes and was designed to blend into parks and other green public spaces. Apart from offering shade, Sologic’s eTree has a water fountain, a WiFi hotspot, a docking station to charge devices, and lights up with LEDs at night, according to the company. ...
Yeah, the holidays are a couple months away, but these little guys are just too cool to wait.
So, the holidays are like 2 months away, but who says you have to wait until then to add something to your home that can add a little cheer in the meantime? The Illuminated Holiday Friends (Snowman, Santa and Elf) are now at Your Solar Link and are ready for your fireplace mantle, coffee table and anywhere else they might find themselves to lift your spirits this holiday season. With so much these...
Solar string lights for more than just garden decor.
So we have used solar string and rope lighting for our gardens and landscaping around our homes. But if you think about it, this marvelous lighting feature can be used in creative ways that were perhaps not considered outside of the year-round settings at home. When applied correctly, solar string and rope lighting can be used for temporary installments at parties, get-togethers, dinner engagement...

A Green Christmas: Japan Uses Electric Eel to Light Christmas Tree!

Posted By: Your Solar Link Team on December 9, 2010 in Solar News - Comments: No Comments »

Looking for some alternatives to the typical holiday electric fare this year? What is a better Christmas present that a reduced energy bill? While some of us get creative with LED solar powered Christmas string lights, an aquarium in Japan has resolved this problem in by powering a Christmas tree with an electric eel!

See video below:

The Enoshima Aquarium in Kamakura (south of Tokyo) utilizes the eels ability to generate electricity when moving. It effectively powers a two meter Christmas tree. While the power generated isn’t enough to provide consistent light, it is strong enough to allow intermittent flashing.

See video below:

To further add to its eco-friendliness, the aquarium, have also added a robotic Santa Claus powered by human muscle. When visitors to the aquarium step on a pad, it generates electricity.

While the idea of using eel to promote eco-awareness is certainly a good one, you should probably stick with something like solar powered Christmas lights to create our own green Christmas. The decorative outdoor lights are an ideal addition to any home, but with an energy efficient twist you won’t feel guilty when they turn on night after night.

Solar String Lights are ideal to light up your trees, rooftops, doorways, pathways, windows and porches. No wiring. Fast and easy to install. Energy saving, recharged by solar panel under sunlight. Lights turn on automatically when dark. Safe, corrosion/water resistant.

  • Share/Bookmark

Leave a Reply


 
 


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


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.

Administrative Links

Solar Tags

Subscription Options:

Subscribe with web-based news readers!

Copyright © 2009 Your Solar Link
YouTube     linkedin     Follow me at Twitter     Facebook     Flickr     RSS