Posts tagged: solar power

Solar “Toys”: Night Light

By , March 21, 2018

I don’t know whether it’s the Vernal Equinox marking the switch to more daylight than darkness (locally on the 18th—see Silent Awakening, hemispherically on the 20th) or my recent re-appreciation of my trusty old solar watch (see Out of Time), but I’m particularly aware of solar power on the homestead lately. All of a sudden, I’m rediscovering solar powered devices that have languished in the dark half of the year. I’m trotting them out and putting them back to work. I’ve even acquired some new solar devices, which I’ll feature here in the future.

One I appreciate more for its aesthetics than its utility is a solar night light.

Solar light on the veranda

“A small, beautiful light shining in the wilderness after sunset” (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Here Comes the Sun!

By , March 6, 2016

The optimist within me wants to announce: “It’s been sunny all month long!”

Perhaps some may find that outlook a little, well, sunny, but the first week of March has been delightfully clear. Friday, the skies technically clouded up, but we got plenty of sun breaks. More than enough to keep our battery bank full on solar power alone.

A lovely March day (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

A lovely March day (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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