For most parts of the country, and the world for that matter, summer and fall months mean lots of sunshine. All that sunshine can prove beneficial not only for your vitamin D count and your psyche, but for your home electronics. Here we roundup some of the solar solutions for the home.
- Kyouei Design's Mobile Light features a built in solar panel that charges an internal battery during the day, which then powers a bright LED inside at night.
- Ikea's Collection of Solar Powered Lighting includes Chinese lanterns, pendant and floor lamps, as well as lawn lighting.
- Solar Powered Doll Houses feature little solar panels atop that light up LEDs within.
- DeepDesign's Disko Solar-Powered Outdoor Speaker pumps out the jams via a variety of devices -- iPhone to a laptop -- that have the included transmitter plugged into it.
- The DIY Sun Jar provides romantic mood lighting at a small cost.
- The Weatherproof Nokero Solar Light Bulb can get your yard or sunny bedroom illuminated without wires.
- The Kikkerland Handcrank and Solar Radio is designed to be used in emergencies, but it can also allow you to catch up on NPR while flexing your green thumb.
- The DIY Solar Boombox can be made with $75 worth of material and you'll never have to buy a D-cell battery again!
- The Eton Soulra iPod Dock is waterproof & solar-powered.
- The Solar Stik gets you solar power from your backyard or roof, without having to do any permanent installations.
What would you add to the list?