portable power…
stay plugged in while on the go

There you are, at the beach, or on top of that mountain, and it’s the perfect photo op. The sun is just right, the light is gorgeous. It’s beautiful, so you reach for your cell to snap the shot and… you’re out of battery. OK, we’ll admit that’s a slightly romanticized version of reality, but the fact is, we’ve all had those moments when we wanted or needed our phone, and it was near dead with nary a power source in sight.

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dreaming of a sustainable summer… light up the night

Summer Night Light

We’re prepping for the season with a series of posts – Dreaming of a Sustainable Summer. C’mon in, the water’s fine and the living is green!

Summer days, drifting away… ah, summer nights. The warm, balmy air, gentle breezes and friends gathered on the deck, cold drinks in hand. Eventually, the sun goes down and darkness rolls in, but that doesn’t mean the party’s over. Sure, you could flip a switch and turn on the porch light – if you’re on the porch. But what if you’re out in the yard, or you want something with a little more… oh… romance? Pizzaz? Style? OK, you want something with a little more something. And hey, wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to plug it in? Because outdoor outlets are few and far between! Continue reading

solar power…
things to ask before you sign

Solar panels
Solar power has been around for a long time, and over the years, the systems have gotten more efficient and more affordable. Once the system is installed, the energy delivered is completely free, and also completely emissions free. In the right areas, a properly designed and installed system can power an entire home, with energy to spare. If you are considering a photovoltaic system (AKA solar power), ask your contractor some questions before you sign on the dotted line. Continue reading