10 Solar-Powered Buys to Kick-Start Your Sustainability Journey

Reduce your carbon footprint while still enjoying your favorite electronics and activities with these innovative solar-powered products.

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April 10, 2023

If you’re looking for ways to be more sustainable, save money and still live the lifestyle you enjoy, you’ve come to the right place. Thanks to solar power, you can cook your favorite meal, illuminate your outdoor space, charge your entire family’s smart devices and more. A major benefit of solar-powered technology is that it doesn't create air pollution or greenhouse gases. Using sunlight to power up your technology will ensure long-lasting charge and lessen the impact on climate change. But there’s more. The days of your electric bill skyrocketing in the summer when the air conditioning is running or paying for constant recharging of gadgets are over. We’ve rounded up our favorite solar-powered alternatives on the market to help make the planet — and your wallet — happier.

$59.99
Amazon

Enjoy the crystal-clear sound of the music you love at any noise level with this shockproof and dustproof Bluetooth speaker. Suitable with all Bluetooth devices and easy to travel anywhere with, this gadget comes with a built-in LED flashlight and emergency power bank. Only 10 minutes in the sun will give you up to 30 minutes of music playtime. After a full charge, you can enjoy up to 60 hours of your favorite tunes.

$34.99
Amazon

Give your garden a glow when the sun goes down with these vibrant firefly garden lights that will sway with the breeze and operate on sunny, rainy and snowy days. Designed to charge for four and six hours during the day and will automatically light up at night, this product is a reliable source of illumination for any outdoor space.

$24.95
Amazon

Campers and hikers: your days of forgetting those extra batteries for your flashlight are over. Take this collapsible color-changing lantern on any adventure and enjoy up to 35 hours of power. Field-tested for different environments, this lantern is a reliable companion for any trip. Built with a solar panel, this product can charge completely from sunlight. Choose from six different colors of radiance and create the perfect camping atmosphere.

$139.99
Amazon

Ever run into a situation where everyone in your family or friend group needs to charge their devices at once but not everyone came prepared? With this portable power station, you can power up to nine devices simultaneously without using an ounce of electricity. Delivering hours of charge at a time, this product can reliably operate during travel, adventures or anytime you're out of the house for a while. In addition to the gadget itself, each order includes an AC adapter, a DC adapter, a 12V plug and instructions for use. Note: Solar panels are sold separately.

$79.98 $39.99
Amazon

Illuminate your courtyard, driveway or swimming pool during any weather condition with these wide-angled motion sensor lights. Made with durable material and an integrated rechargeable battery, this long-lasting product will reliably charge under sunshine and operate at night. Designed with three adjustable heads to move vertically or horizontally, this product can sense up to 26 feet and 270 degrees of a wide lighting angle. Each light comes with a wireless remote control so you can choose the lighting mode that best fits your needs.

$299 $279
Amazon

Bake, steam, roast and fry your favorite foods in just 20 minutes with this portable stove. Not only is this product easy to use and operational in any weather, but it's also designed to stay cool externally while hot internally to ensure safety. Complete sunlight will allow your device to reach up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. Your package will include two collapsible parabolic reflectors, a stainless steel cooking tray, a durable tool for cleaning and instructions for use.

$49.99 $23.79
Amazon

Oh no! You’re out and about, your phone just ran out of juice and you left your charger at home. A portable charger to the rescue. Unlike those portable phone chargers that need to be plugged into an outlet to restore their battery, this product is powered by the sun. Made with flame-retardant, dustproof, shockproof and waterproof material, this device is sturdy and safe. It includes a compass carabiner and a built-in LED flashlight. Plus, the USB-C input and output allow you to charge up to three devices at once. You can comfortably use this charger with iPhones, iPads and most smart devices.

$47.99 $29.99
Amazon

Brighten your patio or yard with this 27-foot string of 12 shatterproof vintage-looking LED bulbs, providing 20 feet of light. Weather-resistant and heat-resistant, these string lights are built to last and can stay powered for 5-6 hours. This product includes an in-ground stake and clip for two methods of simple installation. If 27 feet is not long enough, a 48-foot option is also available.

$219.99
Amazon

Circulate air in your home within minutes with this weatherproof polycarbonate vent. Easy to install on sloped, shingled roofs, this vent will cool up to 500 feet and work from sun-up to sundown. After dark, the device will work as a typical passive vent. Don’t worry about bad weather or wildlife interfering. This appliance is built with water-tight flashing and is able to withstand extreme conditions and ward off animals, bugs and debris.

$59.99
Amazon

Stay cool during warm months without hiking up the electric bill with this dual-design waterproof and rust-proof fan kit. Delivering high airflow and ultra-low noise, this appliance is built to withstand climate conditions and can stay powered as long as the sun is out and shining.

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