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Posts Tagged ‘environment’


 

 

Keurig

I got a Keurig machine as a gift a few months ago. It's not something I would have bought for myself, but an interesting gadget nonetheless. My biggest problem with it is the amount of non-recycleable waste it generates. Every time you brew a cup of coffee in it, you ...
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Solio Mono

I added a Solio Mono to my corral of solar gadgetry this week. Solio doesn't make the Mono any more, but they abound on Ebay where you can grab one for $10-15. The Mono has a 1000mAh battery. The Solio Classic weighs in at 1650mAh, the Bolt at 2000mAh, and the ...
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Sunshine Superman

I got a little surprise when I went to pay my electric bill today. The amount seemed normal and I went ahead and paid it. Then I clicked into the "compare your bill" area of SRP's website to see how I was stacking up and it said my bill for ...
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Solio Bolt

A few years ago, I invested in a Solio Classic, mostly to satisfy my curiosity about the solar charger market segment. Today, that little gizmo is still going strong, keeping my cell phone and my Kindle powered completely by the sun. I have been so happy with the Solio Classic that ...
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The Sunniest Place on Earth

Arizona is one of the sunniest places on the planet and Yuma, AZ in particular is the sunniest place on Earth. That being the case, it should come as no surprise that having grown up in Yuma, I have always been fascinated by solar power. From parabolic solar hot dog ...
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Obama Whimps Out Again

Suffice to say I was underwhelmed by the Robot in Chief's remarks last night from the Oval Office. My problem is not so much with what was in it, but more with what was not. The President had a once in a generation opportunity last night to put this ...
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Legislature Could Doom AZ’s Solar Future

Arizona is quite possibly the sunniest state in the union. In fact, Yuma, AZ is the sunniest place on Earth. So it only makes sense that Arizona should be positioning itself at the forefront of the fast growing solar power generation industry. The coming solar revolution could bring thousands ...
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Solio: A Day in the Life

Solio has something my other solar charger lacks, a built in battery meter. When you press Solio's one and only button, its one and only LED flashes. The number of flashes gives you a rough idea of how much juice is currently in the battery. Starting with one flash ...
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Solio

The idea behind the Solio line of solar chargers is pretty simple. Capture energy from the Sun and store it in an on-board battery for future use. A while back I purchased such a device to fiddle with and was largely disappointed, so I'm trying again. I lucked out ...
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