The average electric bill for most residences in the US is around $110 a month, according to the EPA. This means most people in this country are spending over $1,300 a year just on electricity. For the average person, this can add up quickly. This also means that there is a big demand on fossil fuel-based power providers. In turn, this adds a large number of pollutants into the environment. This is why solar power has become such a hot topic in recent years.
What Solar Power Provides Us
This type of power can provide a much cleaner and more sustainable type of electricity. However, only a few people can actually afford to install solar panels on their homes. Another thing that seems to be an issue is that not many power providers have invested enough in this type of power so far. This doesn’t mean that you can’t do something about this yourself. If you can’t afford a full-on installation of solar panels, there are 12 different devices on the market today that can help you to reduce your electric bill and your reliance on fossil fuels.
Creative Edge Cell Phone Charger
Nearly everyone has a cell phone and they need to be charged. This device will keep your phone charged without using any electricity in your home. This is a five-panel solar charger that can store up to 5,000 mAh;, this means you can fully charge your phone battery 2.5 times on one single charge. This is a very small device and you can quite easily put it on any window sill to charge it in the sun. It has two USB ports allows it to charge two phones at the same time.
SC\D Design Window Charger
This is a smaller cell phone charger that can be easily stuck on any window in your home to get charged up by the sun. This is a smaller charger and doesn’t have the punch like the larger one by Creative edge, but it still will keep one cell phone charged. Plus, it’s cool looking and comes in a lot of different fun colors.
Swiftly Done Peel-n-Stick Outside Solar Lights
You can find a variety of different solar outdoor lights, however, not a lot of them are as simple as these are to install and use. All you have to do is peel off the backing on the lights and stick them wherever you want more lighting. They will charge during the day and they light up during the night. You can put them out to light up a driveway, your front or back doors, or any area you want more light.
Etekcity Solar Lanterns
This lantern is great for campers or for anyone who just needs some extra lighting for your yard. These lanterns will fully charge themselves in just two hours if they receive full sunlight. After charged they have enough power to provide light for eight hours of full brightness. It can also be charged with a USB adapter if needed.
Sunnytech Reading Lamp
If you like to read at night in bed but you don’t want to use a lamp for illumination, this could be something you’d enjoy. This solar powered reading lamp is going to help you do this quite easily. This little reading light can be charged by the sun. It can also be used to give your cell phone an extra boost by plugging your phone in its USB port. It’s easy to transport because it quickly folds flat when you want to take it somewhere with you.
Logitech Wireless Keyboard
This is a great keyboard that is wireless and can be charged by the sun so that you can easily use it with your computer without batteries or any cords connected to your computer. This keyboard can even recharge using artificial lighting as well.
Goal Zero Generator and Solar Panel
If you are looking for something more than a tiny charger, you may want to take advantage of this generator. This solar generator can power your laptop, cell phone, and even lights with its built-in AC inverter. They have different sizes and some of them are powerful enough to power tools, TVs, and even refrigerators.
If you are seriously considering solar power of any type in your home feel free to contact us so that we can help you make decisions that are best suited for your needs.