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I am the first to admit that I take certain modern conveniences for granted. For example, the ability to flip a switch to turn on the lights, power up my coffee brewer, or bring my computer to life. I like living on “the grid.” We recently began researching our options for greener, more sustainable, energy for home and for camping and I've learned some interesting facts about solar energy, and thought I'd share them with you.
- Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize, in 1921, for his theories on solar power and
photovoltaicsolar power and photovoltaic.
photovoltaic energy, or the photoelectric effect (Wikipedia).
- Solar energy does not produce carbon dioxide or other harmful emissions (Wikipedia).
- Solar panels first appeared on the market in 1956 and space programs started using photovoltaic powered systems in 1958. They are still used today (Wikipedia).
- Enough sunlight falls on the earth's surface ever hour to meet the world energy demand for an entire year (National Geographic).
- Solar energy- the technology of making the sun's energy useable- produces less than one tenth of one percent of the global demand for energy (National Geographic). That's 0.1%!
Despite the amazing power of solar energy, one fourth of the world's population, that's about 1.6 billion people, lives without electricity (National Geographic). That's 1,600,000,000 people.
That is one of the reasons that BRIGHT Products, the manufacturer of the SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger and the Little Sun Solar Lantern, is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the 1.6 billion people living off the grid. When you purchase a Little Sun, you get a solar powered lamp that is high quality and a portion of your purchase goes toward bring light to someone that doesn't have access to electricity. BRIGHT Products delivers starter kits, and micro-entrepreneurial training, to entrepreneurial minded people that live off the grid. Little Sun builds up sustainable structures that also deliver affordable solar lamps to people with no electricity, but also generates local profits, creates local jobs, and reduces the substantial environmental impact and costs associated with using kerosene lamps.
Now available for North America, the Little Sun is a practical solar light that utilizes the world’s most efficient solar cell to brighten up your camping trips, at the beach, festivals, BBQ or hiking by putting the power of the sun in the palm of your hand Simply charge it with the power of the sun for 5 hours and receive 10 hours of soft light or 4 hours of bright light. The solar cells last for 2 years before needing to be replaced. The Michael Bloomberg foundation is investing $5,000,000 into the Little Sun to bring solar power to Africa. This fund will provide low-interest loans for residents of sub-Saharan Africa to distribute these portable solar powered lamps.
The SunBell is a superior quality, high-powered all-in-one solar lantern, flashlight and phone charger that has earned accolades for being the most innovative product by Off-Grid Experts and the International Design Award. The SunBell is the ultimate accessory to take with you on any camping and hiking trips with the family. Simply strap the solar panel to any bag and let it charge in the sun while trekking to your destination. Needing only 4 hours of sunlight, the SunBell can provide 50 lumens of light for 14+ hours on medium setting.
That's light you can take with you wherever you go!
The makers of the SunBell Solar Lamp and Phone Charger and the Little Sun Solar Lantern want you to own these amazing solar energy products for yourself and have agreed to offer my readers exclusive Amazon coupons to make it easier for you to say yes to energy from the sun.
The Little Sun retails for $29.95, but you can save 25% off the Little Sun on Amazon from June 30 – July 07 with Coupon Code: TBCLS25X – if the hyberlink doesn't work, copy and past http://bit.ly/LittleSunSolar into your address bar.
The SunBell retails for $79.95, but you can save 30% off the SunBell on Amazon from June 30 – July 07 with Coupon Code: TBCS30xx – if the hyperlink doesn't work, copy/paste http://bit.ly/SunBell into your address bar.
Have you used solar energy lately? If so, what for?