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How to Embrace a Solar Powered Life

March 15, 2021

How to Embrace a Solar Powered Life

For those who care about the environment and their pocketbooks, utilizing solar energy isn’t just an ideology: it’s a lifestyle. With solar power, it’s possible to make emission-free energy decisions every day on both a large and small scale.

Today, a solar-powered life isn’t just about reducing carbon emissions. Instead, adopting solar power can also reduce the electricity costs to light a home, run appliances, and even drive a car.

As electricity rates rise and solar technology becomes increasingly efficient, affordable, and available, there’s no better time to start embracing a solar-powered life.


What is a Solar-Powered Life?

To be clear, let’s begin by defining what a solar-powered life really means.

No, we’re not talking about the health benefits of Vitamin D, passive home lighting and heating, or how Superman gets his powers. Instead, we are talking, of course, about embracing solar energy generated by solar panels, both large and small.

So how can you be a part of this Solar Revolution and embrace your solar-powered life?  Here are a few tips to get you started.


Start Small

Our #1 tip for getting started with solar: look for small solar-powered products that could potentially be useful in your everyday life. This most commonly includes lighting fixtures and handheld electronics.

Even on the smallest scale, devices like calculators and phone chargers that utilize solar electricity can effectively deliver large amounts of free energy over the course of their lifetime.

Any outdoor area that gets direct sunlight is a great place for solar lighting.  One of the most versatile and impactful solar products is a solar spotlight.  From lighting up a flag to illuminating a walkway, the uses of this product are seemingly endless (this is probably why it’s by far our best selling product!).  Our SS40 solar spotlight can be mounted on a wall or staked into the ground, has a large range of motion, and is built to withstand tough weather conditions.

Looking for some extra security? Try the SL600 Solar Motion Sensor Light to keep away intruders and add light to dark areas around your property.

These small, cost-effective solar powered additions are ideal for saving on electricity and doing a small part to reduce emissions.


Get Creative

Once you’ve got the solar bug, you will likely begin to identify more and more opportunities in which solar-powered devices can replace existing fixtures or create completely new home solutions.

To dive right in, take a full audit of your home’s exterior lights to see where solar-powered products can save you money and cut your carbon footprint.

With a little creativity, it is easy to transform your outdoor space into a warm, inviting atmosphere at no extra cost to your electricity bill.

If you regularly entertain or welcome guests, lighting can be one of the most important elements of your home.  Adding solar string lights to a patio, pergola or deck can add charming lighting for a casual visit from family and friends or for larger events such as parties or weddings.  

To add a little charm to your entryways and property borders, solar post cap lights create a more welcoming feel to gates and other barriers such as fences and walls.


Go Big

Truthfully, there is no limit to embracing a solar-powered life. Residential solar installations are skyrocketing in popularity and plummeting in price, which allows property owners to power their entire home with renewable electricity generated onsite.

If you charge an electric vehicle at a home with solar panels, then it is even possible to drive your car with sunshine. That’s right, we are living in the future.

It’s also possible to keep other vehicles powered up with solar panels.  If you own a car, RV, motorcycle, boat, ATV, or other vehicle that stays dormant, you may need to keep the battery from going dormant.  We have a panel for that!

This 7.5W Solar Trickle Charger & Battery Maintainer allows you to send a trickle charge to any 12v battery and keep it from dying.

SOLVAO embraces the power of the sun, every day. Feel free to browse our entire selection of solar-powered products to look for ways to enhance your life.




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