In some parts of the we still get a good amount of sunlight during the Winter months, however it is still pretty chilly outside. Instead of cranking up the heater in your home why not install a solar air heater that sticks on easily to one of your windows? It is very easy to install, all you have to do is place it against a window with southern exposure. Unlike your window AC unit you do not need to open or remove the window. The panel has a built in digital thermometer which allows you to see the temperature of the air that the heater is blowing out.
The Day-Light 1300 Solar Panel and LED Light Fixture Kit from Solectric is unique in that it actually emulates the characteristics of a skylight. In the morning, as the Sun rises, the solar panel begins to slowly feed the two LED light fixtures with current. This causes the LEDs to softly light the area reflecting the similar characteristics of a skylight in the early morning of the day. As the day continues onward and gets sunnier outside, the LED light fixtures will increase there brightness up to a color temperature of 5500K, essentially emulating daylight. The LED light fixtures will then dim down as the Sun sets and eventually shuts off once nighttime has arrived. Simply put, the Day-Light 1300 Solar Panel and LED Light Fixture Kit acts as a skylight with the benefits of never having to cut a large hole into your roof. The light output is equivalent to a 10″ tubular skylight or two 60 watt incandescent light bulbs.
The technology implemented within this kit utilizes 100% renewable energy which saves energy and money. This kit comes with everything needed to get started and makes a perfect addition to remote, “off the grid” locations and can also be used in an RV, home, cabin, shed, garage, and just about anywhere else you need some light because this kit is all self contained and requires no external power beyond the Sun to fully function. However, this kit can still take advantage of an external power source when used in junction with the Solectric RC22012 AC Adapter. This allows the LED light fixture to turn on and off, acting as a regular light for when there is little to no Sun such as a cloudy-rainy day.
There is something relaxing about a room filled with natural light that electric lighting just can’t duplicate. With a Skylight Tube from US Sunlight Solar natural light can be captured from the roof and tunneled in to just about any room in a home. Adding natural light to rooms of your home will help cut down on the dependency of electric lighting and thus help you save money on electric bills. The Skylight Tube installs on the roof of a home without having to make major structural changes or do any reframing. The flexible tubing that tunnels light from the roof lens to the desired household room can be extended to as much as 8 feet. When expanded 2 feet from the roof, the flexible tubing will provide enough natural light for a room 175sq/ft and when extended to 8 feet it will light a 100sq/ft room or area. Users will not have to worry about the dual layer polycarbonate roof lens breaking in inclement weather as it is 250 times stronger than its acrylic counterparts. The ENERGY STAR® Skylight Tube uses a 3-lens configuration that blocks out heat and cold while still providing all of the natural lighting benefits. US Sunlight Solar estimates that installation of the Skylight Tube on an asphalt shingle roof should take about 2 hours for a professional or about one afternoon for a DIY’er. It is recommended that the Skylight Tube be installed on asphalt shingle roofs. Refer to the “More Info” tab for step-by-step installation videos.
Are you experiencing high electric bills as a result of continuously running the air condition to keep your home cool? Does your home get unbearably hot because you don’t have an air conditioning unit? Sunforce Products offers a solution to both of these issues, among others, with the 12W Solar Attic Vent. The Solar Attic Vent is naturally powered by the sun with its 12 watt amorphous solar panel which installs on the roof of a home. Once installed, the built-in fan will suck out hot air from the attic leaving less heat to filter back into the living areas of a home. The resulting effect is reduced attic temperatures which leads to reduced home temperatures and less dependency on home cooling systems. Another benefit to the 12W Solar Attic Vent is that it will prevent mold and mildew from forming in an attic by removing moist, hot air that leads to the growth of each. The Solar Attic Vent has a ventilating capacity of 850 square feet.
Included with the Solar Attic Vent is a thermal switch which regulates the fans operation when installed (optional). When connected, the thermal switch will automatically shut down the fan when the temperature of the attic is below 64°F (18°C) and activate it when the temperature goes above 75°F (24°C). If the thermal switch is not installed the fan will automatically run whenever the solar panel receives sunlight regardless of what the attic temperature is.
The Boy and Girl Reading on a Bench Solar Fountain is from the Umbrella Series line of fountains at Smart Solar. This fountain depicts a boy and girl sitting on a bench in the rain under an umbrella as they read a book together. To give the impression of falling rain the fountain draws up water from the reservoir below and comes out through the top of the umbrella. The water reservoir holds roughly 1 gallon of water and when cleaning the fountain the reservoir can be drained allowing for it to be wiped clean and then refilled again. The solar fountain operates without wires making setup a breeze simply needing direct sunlight and water to work. This product comes in an aged bronze finish and because the fountain is solar powered it does not have any operating costs.