- Powered by solar panel or hydrogen fuel
- No batteries required
- Alternative power teaching aid
- Educational yet also a fun toy
- Real-working model of vehicles using hydrogen fuel
The H2GO Hybrid RC Car from Horizon combines next generation alternative energy education with all the joys of a toy remote controlled car. This entertaining teaching aid makes the H2GO kit an ideal tool for both kids and adults to take a hands-on approach in learning about how renewable energy works and the applications it possesses. The H2GO Hybrid RC Car can be powered by either solar energy or hydrogen fuel. When using the solar panel, energy from the sun will power the fueling station and charge the car’s super-capacitors as well as its remote control. To power the racer with hydrogen the fueling station needs to be filled with water so that it can draw hydrogen from it; the connected tube will then transfer the hydrogen to the car’s fuel cell for power. The H2GO Car doesn’t require the use of any batteries and is a real-working model scale version of current vehicles that are being powered by renewable and zero emission hydrogen fuel. Read More
Charge Your Cell Phone While You Hike. Keeps Portable Electronic Devices Powered While You Are Mobile
Using the power of the sun, this backpack keeps your cell phone, iPod, MP3 player, PDA, or other portable electronic devices charged. Its built-in solar panels and a 12V DC socket provide power while you are on the go. Use it for navigation devices or walkie-talkies while hiking, e-readers and tablets while commuting, or music players while you are lying out on the beach. With contoured and padded straps, roomy compartments, and lots of pockets to fit all your gear, this backpack is comfortable and functional for everyday use.
Devices connect to the backpack with a standard 12V power adapter (sold separately), like one you would use in your car. The socket is located in the front compartment, giving you easy access to the charging devices at all times. Pockets are sewn into the compartment to keep all your devices and accessories organized and handy at a moment’s notice. Openings at the bottom of the pockets allow you to route the cable to charge the device and keep it extra secure while you are trekking around. Providing up to 4 Watts of power, the backpack’s solar panels keep you up and running no matter where life takes you.
Living off the Grid- Environmentalists have long advocated for “living off the grid” — that is, living in a home powered by the renewable energy of the sun. Environmental benefits aside, a “green” house can make your home more attractive to home buyers and boost your home’s resale price. In the end, you just can’t put a price on the future of our planet.
The Benefits- Solar-power products bring convenience, simplicity and flexibility to your life. Most solar products are easy to install and requires no power cables or wiring, adding convenience and safety. For example, solar yard lights are set-it-and-forget-it products; you simply take it out of the box, stick it into the ground, and never worry about it again.
Moreover, solar cells require no moving parts, helping solar-powered devices run silent. Like a hybrid car, having fewer moving parts means less overall maintenance and thus a longer-lasting product.
Solar Solutions for the Everyman- While most people lack the means for putting up solar panels on their roofs, smaller-scale solutions exist that also reap the economic and environmental benefits of solar power. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or not, solar-powered devices offer a variety of simple and inexpensive options.
Below we’ll take a look at affordable options that virtually anyone can install and use.
1. Solar Powered Yard Lights
Powered by the sun and requiring no power wires, just stick the waterproof Solar-Powered Yard Lights along the walkway to the front door of your house to provide a well-lit and welcome path for your guests. A photo sensor turns the lights on at dusk and off at sunrise, so you only have to flip the switch to “ON” once.
2. Solar Powered House Address Lights
Tired of missing important packages and visitors because no one can read your address number after dark? On the wall or on a stake, the Solar-Powered House Address Lights easily install with a couple of screws. Light sensors regulate the light, and with just four hours of sunlight, the rechargeable battery will power the sign for three full nights. A detachable solar panel lets you get maximum solar exposure up to eight feet away.
3. Solar Powered Floodlight
Install an outdoor motion-detecting floodlight without any professional assistance. The Solar-Powered Floodlight installs easily in minutes. An integrated photocell maximizes battery life by only turning on when dark.
4. Solar Pool Purifier
Too much chlorine in your pool can cause health problems. Use the solar pool purifier to keep your swimming hole healthy and clean by cutting chlorine usage by 80 perceent. Drop the device into the water and it will start to release mineral ions into the water to halt the growth of algae and other microorganisms.
5. Solar Timers
The Aube Solar Timer Switch lets you program your porch lights to turn on at sunset and off at sunrise based specifically on your geographical location. The programmed ON/OFF times adjust automatically as the seasons change. Best of all, the Solar Timer Switch works like a standard switch, letting you control the light without affecting the programming.
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