Send Them Back to School with Solar Lighting, Chargers, More!

In many areas of the country, kids from kindergarten through college have already started the new school year. In other areas, the often-dreaded day will soon begin.

And, whether you have a child in elementary school or college, or whether you teach in a formal classroom or school your children at home, odds are there is a solar or other environmental learning product for you. Continue reading

Recommended Article: Obama Spars With Romney on Energy in Swing State Pitches

Article from Renewable Energy World, Aug 15, 2012

Meow! It sure is shaping up to be one of the “cattiest” (no offense to our feline friends) campaigns in many years.

We like to share articles that we think would be of interest to our readers. Since the Democratic and Republication Presidential tickets have polar opposite approaches towards energy, we found this article “Obama Spars With Romney on Energy in Swing State Pitches” from RenewableEnergyWorld.com interesting.

We hope that you will look into the positions of both candidates as you make up your mind this coming election.  For the record, we are for the… Continue reading

Why to Buy Solar Lights from Solar Specialists

I was in the hardware store today and saw a huge sale sign: “Super Sale: Solar Lights!”

The solar accent lights, originally selling at $3.99 were on sale for $2.99 each.  I bought one to compare them to the ones we use for our own own home.  At checkout, the clerk told me “people haven’t been that happy with those.”

I figured as much.  Right now, I’m letting the discount light’s battery get a good strong 2-day solar before posting a detailed comparison between a discount light and quality solar light.

But, I did decide it was time to write this post, which I’ve been putting off for a while: There are significant advantages to buying solar lights made and sold by solar lighting specialists. Continue reading

Late Summer and Early Fall are Great Times to Buy Solar Lighting

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Enjoy Late Summer Evenings with Solar Lights

Many people concentrate their lawn and garden purchases during late spring and early summer, including purchase of solar lights.

But, after the first day of summer, the days start to get shorter and by August, darkness often seems to come surprisingly early.  Solar lights, both practical lights such as solar lamps and lanterns, as well as decorative lights can help make your outdoor living areas both safer and more enjoyable.

This year in particular, late summer is a great time to buy solar, because the solar product you really wanted in late May or June that was on back order is probably available now! Continue reading

Google Shopping is Becoming a Commercial Site: Impacts to Consumers?

Screen capture taken from http://www.google.com/ads/shopping/

Screen capture taken from http://www.google.com/ads/shopping/

Google’s made it official:  Google Product Search is becoming “Google Shopping.”

And, it’s becoming a fully “commercial site.” Right now, Google Shopping states that it “is compensated by some of these merchants.”

But soon, all Google Shopping results, will only list products for which merchants pay a fee to list. And, the fee is going to be “Bid-based.”

Lots of questions about what this will mean to merchants and, ultimately to consumers.

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Tips to Stay Safe & Private Online, Particularly When Shopping!

Guard Your Online Privacy

Guard Your Online Privacy!

We’re working on some new posts and articles and found ourselves writing a lot of reminders about safer online browsing, and simple things you can do to protect your private information.

Along with good internet security software (and this is most likely not what you get for free with your home or mobile internet carrier), a great deal of how safe you are when online depends on common sense, and careful viewing habits.

Here’s our list of Some of Our Top Security/Privacy Tips, not necessarily in any order of importance.  All of these are important in different ways! Continue reading