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These Solar Smart Home Products Help Lower Utility Bills
Go green and save a little green with these solar-powered smart home products.
Reolink Go Security Camera
Among the most futuristic security cameras coming out in 2019, the Reolink Go is a 100-percent wire-free 4G LTE battery-powered camera. It’s a great smart home tech device for those who get frustrated with cords and the hassle of wiring. It’s also ideal when WiFi fails, at home or when you take the camera to your cabin or summer house. The camera comes with a rechargeable battery and supports optional solar charging for continuous juice. Send burglars running with these fake home security system options.
Smart Window Blinds
Reaching up to handle window blind cords will become a thing of the past when you have smart blinds. Once installed, smart window blinds can be controlled with a remote control handset or from a smartphone app. Purpose-designed smart blinds can be expensive, but a more affordable option is to fit a smart automation kit to existing window blinds. Then, you can control your blinds to a schedule or on-demand. The system is also solar-powered to save on energy bills, and uses its own app or can be converted (via a smart bridge) to work with Alexa or Google Assistant.
Not sure how to install window blinds? Then follow our step-by-step instructions for a perfect result.
Plus: DIY Solar Power Projects
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Online Course: DIY Solar Projects for the Home
Solar is the only energy source that’s independent of the electrical grid and automatically delivered to your home no matter what’s happening in the rest of the world. This three-part DIY solar premium online workshop is perfect for anyone interested in building small solar energy projects to capture free energy from the sun. Learn how to build a solar generator without the noise, fumes, and gasoline of a generator. Heat your home and hot water using a simple solar collector. And how to build a solar food dryer that doesn’t require an electric fan and is more efficient and productive than ready-made designs.
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Retro Hanging Solar Lanterns
Want to take it back a couple of decades with your landscape lighting? Check out these retro hanging solar lanterns that create a sultry ambiance for those late-night backyard parties in the summer. Hang them on a porch, in the trees, from a pergola or set them right on a table top. With proper sun exposure, the lanterns will turn on automatically, and can last for 8 hours or more at night! If you’re considering adding solar panels to your home, check out these 7 things solar panel makers don’t want you to know.
If you’ve got a backyard pond, save yourself some costs by picking up this solar powered oxygenator. It’ll create ripples to help prevent mosquitos and attract birds.
Smartpool SunHeater Solar Heating System for In-Ground Pool
If you’ve got a pool there’s no doubt that the costs of maintaining it can frustrate you at times. This solar heating system can help reduce the cost of heating a pool.
Accreate Solar-Powered Automatic Lawn Irrigation Controllers
These solar-powered automatic lawn irrigation controllers can control multiple faucets, spray or use drop irrigation. So if you’re a fan of automatic irrigation in the garden, this device can help reduce your electric costs of running such a system.
iLIVING Smart Solar Attic Exhaust Fan
Why not kill two birds with one stone to reduce your energy consumption by adding a solar-powered attic exhaust fan? This iLIVING Smart Solar Attic Exhaust Fan will cool off your home by harnessing solar power. The fan also has a smart thermostat and you can control it in the way you want.
Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard
If you worry about your electricity consumption with your computers, then the Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard is a good option to help reduce your energy consumption. There are no batteries and the keyboard will stay charged for at least three months. The keyboard will charge itself from a lamplight or sunlight and you can easily monitor your mower levels.
Eton Rugged Rukus
Eton brings the ruckus with its solar-powered speaker that has Bluetooth capability and can charge your smartphone so you never have to worry about the tunes running out. Better yet, it’s water resistant so you don’t have to worry about bringing it to the beach or the pool.
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