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CES 2016: Solar Powered Gadgets of the Future.
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CES 2016: Solar Powered Gadgets of the Future.

Posted By: Your Solar Link Team on February 5, 2016 in Creative Solar, Latest Technology, Solar News - Comments: 1 Comment »

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 utilize the power of the sun. Here are some of the most impressive solar-powered products featured at the 2016 event.

The GoSun Sport Solar Oven is a 100% clean energy solar cooker that can cook food in 20 minutes! Image courtesy of www.gosunstove.com.

The GoSun Sport Solar Oven is a 100% clean energy solar cooker that can cook food in 20 minutes! Image courtesy of www.gosunstove.com.

GoSun Stove

The GoSun Stove is a portable cooking stove that is powered by solar energy. The small tubular metal and evacuated-glass cylinder can reach temperatures of up to 550°F or 290°C. It is low maintenance, capturing the sun’s rays even on cloudy and winter days to steam, bake, fry, roast or boil meals in as little as 20 minutes. The highly effective solar oven is expected to help combat global warming by reducing dependence on fossil fuels for cooking. We should expect the latest model to ship by this summer.

The Misfit Shine Monitor is a chic new way to track fitness, sleep and daily food patterns. Image courtesy of www.misfit.com.

The Misfit Shine Monitor is a chic new way to track fitness, sleep and daily food patterns. Image courtesy of www.misfit.com.

Swarovski Fitness Tracker

One other trend at CES came in the form of wearables and fitness trackers. However, the Misfit Swarovski Shine, really stood out for its solar-powered design and flashy looks. The face of the tracker is a single large crystal embedded in a crystal-studded band, and the device is powered by a solar cell inside the central crystal. This fitness tracker combines advanced solar power technology with fashionable design, and is expected to make a splash when it comes on the market later this year.

The slim Sol bag by Samsung is ideal for charging smart phones and tablets while on the go. Stylish and efficient, a sure way to keep energized with free energy from the sun. Image courtesy of www.mashable.com.

The slim Sol bag by Samsung is ideal for charging smart phones and tablets while on the go. Stylish and efficient, a sure way to keep energized with free energy from the sun. Image courtesy of www.mashable.com.

Samsung Sol Bag

Samsung has created a different kind of wearable. The Samsung Sol Bag is a purse and a solar charger all-in-one. About the size of a small laptop, its stylish hexagon pattern belies the solar cells that charge your Galaxy phone in as little as four hours. Although it can’t store power (so you have to enjoy the sunshine a bit while it charges), it is expected to be quite a hit with consumers when it hits the shelves in late 2016.

The new solar charger kit, known as the NRG Sunbook is another great way to charge your devices with free energy from the sun. Image courtesy of www.digitaltrends.com.

The new solar charger kit, known as the NRG Sunbook is another great way to charge your devices with free energy from the sun. Image courtesy of www.digitaltrends.com.

The Sunbook 7 and Sunbook 14

The Sunbook by NRG – touted as “Simple Portable Solar Power”- is a basic concept that is quite revolutionary. This portable solar panel can be used to charge your phone, using the Sunbook 7, or your tablet with the Sunbook 14 with a basic kickstand and LED-light indicator light to ensure good sun placement. The detachable battery pack must be charged up in the sun before using it to charge electronic devices using free, clean, renewable energy.

Capable of charging in 30 minutes at up to 80% capacity, the Activeon SolarX video camera has its charging capabilities built into it. A sure way to keep the camera rolling when out and about. Image courtesy of www.activeon.com.

Activeon Solar X

The Activeon Solar X is a video camera with a 2 hour battery life that is charged completely by the flip-up solar panels attached to its sides. Charging is supposed to require less than 30 minutes to reach 80 percent battery power. Video quality is 2,160p through a f2.4 wide-angle lens, and it has a 2-inch touchscreen and WiFi capability for uploading videos. It is expected to be available in March and is currently priced at $430.

All this focus on solar is unsurprising, since the solar industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. This is no surprise as renewable energy use has been steadily growing, accounting for 13 percent of the energy generated in the United States, according to Ohio Gas. Solar power, in particular, is an excellent way to reduce the human impact on the environment. For that reason it can be expected to be used in a wide range of gadgets and larger applications in the coming years.

Smart Charger + Smart Phone = Smart Investment

Posted By: Your Solar Link Team on May 6, 2014 in Latest Technology, Solar News - Comments: No Comments »

Pocket Solar Charger for smartphones and portable devices. Image courtesy of www.yoursolarlink.com.

Pocket Solar Charger for smartphones and portable devices. Image courtesy of www.yoursolarlink.com.































Smart phones (and those of us with old-school cell phones) now have the opportunity to charge them without the need of ever plugging into a wall socket again!  Great for travelers who wish not to carry around a converter for their conventional plug-in charger. The Pocket Solar Charger has all the extensions you need to plug in your smartphones and even comes equipped with a USB port. Smaller than a typical smartphone, the Pocket Solar Charger is an efficient means by which you can:


1) save money (on electricity usage, because there is none with this device),


2) save space (it is smaller than all the cord and transformer boxes that make up typical plug-in chargers),


3) collect your own energy and use it to power your electronic devices,


4) eliminate your carbon footprint when charging your devices.


Of course there are other pocket chargers on the market. But few are as compact, efficient and effective as the Pocket Solar Charger found at www.yoursolarlink.com. Others go for $60 or more (they don’t always include shipping, taxes and handling fees in the prices they show), but the folks at Your Solar Link only charge $50 out the door. Meaning, the price you see is the price you pay. Period.


You can build your own solar charger from old solar light components as seen at treehugger.com. But for those who want the whole package in a neat and chic unit, look no further than the Pocket Solar Charger.


Do-it-yourself solar charger. Image courtesy of treehugger.com.

Do-it-yourself solar charger. Image courtesy of treehugger.com.






















If you are ready to get yourself just a little more off the grid, save money, lessen your carbon footprint and gain your autonomy, then a small investment in a Pocket Solar Charger is a smart start. See you in the sun!


-Mario at Your Solar Link

To charge or not to charge. Charge!

Posted By: Your Solar Link Team on April 28, 2014 in Latest Technology, Solar News - Comments: No Comments »

Juicebar solar charger. Image courtesy of www.yoursolarlink.com

Juicebar solar charger. Image courtesy of www.yoursolarlink.com

You may have seen them at your local big box stores, or even your specialty electronics shops. Being that you are here on the internet, you may have also seen them on websites and blogs. What are we talking about here?  Those varied devices known as solar chargers. There are a plethora of them on the market, and they are an ever-evolving and improving product that are finding their way into our homes and lives. But that is a good thing. Remember, as a solar community, we are here to get off-grid and become self-sufficient. This is exactly what the solar chargers enable us to do (little by little, but every bit counts).

Sunjack Solar Charger. Image courtesy of www.treehugger.com.

Sunjack Solar Charger. Image courtesy of www.treehugger.com.

Some companies offer solar chargers that are linked in a series, allowing for a greater charge of your particular device. For instance, a laptop computer or tablet may require more juice (and time) to charge than say a cell phone or small LED flashlight. The solar charger will generally collect energy (photons) from the sun and directly feed the battery of your device. Other solar chargers actually store energy that can be used later to charge your device (cell phones, etc.), which is a nice feature to have when you are hiking the open terrain and don’t want to plug your device into the solar charger while scrambling along the trail.

One of these “grab-and-store” devices is the Juicebar Pocket Solar Charger from www.yoursolarlink.com. Not only does it store enough energy to power your cellular devices, it is the same size (and smaller) than most smart phones out on the market. What’s more, they can be taken with you around the globe. They come with adapters to fit your device, so there is no need to buy a wall socket adaptor set when traveling overseas. The Juicebar Pocket Solar Charger is a smart investment and helps to get us off-grid and put the power of the sun in our pocket. Literally!

Solar Path Lights. Image courtesy of www.yoursolarlink.com

Solar Path Lights. Image courtesy of www.yoursolarlink.com

Juicebar Pocket Solar Charger.

Posted By: Your Solar Link Team on April 12, 2010 in Latest Technology, Solar News - Comments: 2 Comments »

Solar Chargers is a new category of solar products developed to create a more sustainable world. Solar battery chargers produce enough energy to keep your gadgets going.

Solar Charger
Juicebar Pocket Solar Charger.
Connectors included: Mini USB, Motorolla V66, Nokia 8210, Nokia 6101, Female USB, Samsung D80, Sony K750, Micro USB, LG KG800, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, I-pod, USB Cable, DC Cable.
Includes an accessory bag to keep all your devices in one place and your charger protected.

In remote locations, on vacation or in an emergency situation, the solar chargers juice up your electronic devices. When conventional electrical supply fails or is not available these solar chargers prove to be reliable and your only solution. A Solar Charger is easy to use and ready use out of the box.

Solar Charger
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.
Your cell phone is out of juice? It is not going to be a problem if you have your own Pocket Solar Charger handy (maybe just charging on your car dash board). In a few moments your mobile will be charged and ready to go! It is great as a solar phone charger for any type of Mobile Phones, IPhones, PSA, PDA, Mp3 Players, Satellite Navigation, and much more.

The Solar Charger can be charged in two ways:
By exposing the solar panel to sunlight or by connection it to a PC with the enclosed cable (instructions are included with the unit).
To ensure optimum performance, charge the pocket solar charger for 6 hours via a USB connection when charging for the first time.
For continued high performance, charge and discharge the unit once every 6 month.

Read more on Juicebar Solar Charger features HERE.

Solar Charger

Go green in style with your own personal solar charger!


 
 


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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