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Sunny delights: 2010 edition
October, as proclaimed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is Solar Energy Month. Not sure how to observe it? Get started by checking out these sun-powered home accessories.
Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:20 AM
Exactly a year ago today, in celebration of both Solar Energy Month and Energy Awareness Month
, I recommend
a handful of nifty solar-powered home accessories that I’d featured on this here blog during 2009. Well, now that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has made Solar Energy Month truly official
(at least in California), I thought it wouldn't hurt to take a look back at the best and the brightest solar-powered home accessories that I've featured over this
past year (October 2009 until now).
Snagging a couple of these solar-powered goodies — they range from the practical (flashlights) to the weird (Queen of England statuettes) — is a great way for those who aren't ready to make the leap into installing photovoltaic panels at home to celebrate the sun this October. Do you have a solar-powered home gizmo or gadget that you can't live without? Tell me about it in the comments section.
Gaiam Solar Flashlight @ Gaiam
IDEA Solar Sputnik Light @ A+R Store
($22 - various colors)
Square Solar Shoji Lanterns @ Gaiam
($36; $99/set of 3)
Think Geek Solar LED Address Numbers @ Think Geek
Color Changing Solar Light @ Target
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