12 Solar-Powered Products to Get Your Year Off to a Sustainable Start
Reduce your energy consumption by using these solar-powered products around your home and on the go to charge devices, cook food, and much more.
As more people look to reduce their energy consumption and rely on more sustainable methods of getting the power they need, solar-powered products have lighted the way.
Finding affordable, reliable solar products has been a challenge in the past. However, today, solar products are more affordable and accessible than ever before, and they continue to reach new heights with their potential and applications.
The following solar-powered products can help get your new year off to a more sustainable start.
1. Solar Power Bank
This portable solar charger doubles as an LED flashlight and can be used to charge phones and tablets either at home or on the go. It can charge both Android phones and iPhones and is rated IPX5, meaning it can resist heavy sprays of water. With a ton of great reviews, this solar bank is a favorite among campers and people using it at home. Although the bank takes about six hours to fully recharge, it has enough power to charge a phone multiple times.
2. Portable Power Station
With the ability to charge up to eight devices—such as a coffee maker, mini fridge, laptop, and TV—this portable power station can be charged via solar panels (which are not included with the product) or via a cord at home. You have rechargeable power on-the-go and at home for power outages or for using outdoors or whenever it’s convenient with the product’s solar panels.
3. Security Camera
Bring solar power to your home’s security. Using the included solar panel, this stick-up camera functions exclusively off solar power and works outdoors in rain or shine. It can be connected with other Ring cameras and devices to sync up so you can watch your entire home in one interface. It also offers Wi-Fi connectivity and works with Amazon’s Alexa. It works at night by storing extra solar energy in a battery pack for 24/7 function.
4. Outdoor Wireless Speaker
Instead of connecting outdoor speakers to a power source, consider this wireless, solar-powered, discreet speaker for your outdoor entertaining areas. It charges even on cloudy days and provides 12 hours of music on a full charge. Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 devices and durable enough to leave outside all year, this speaker has a 50-foot range when connecting to your devices.
5. Multicolor Camping Lantern
For use when the power goes out at home or to add ambiance to the campsite, this solar-powered lantern collapses to just half an inch for easy storage. This lightweight lantern can light your way for up to 35 hours on its low setting. It can emit light in a pleasant candle-flicker mode as well as in six colors. It has a built-in solar panel for charging and a handle to make it easy for carrying or transporting anywhere you need extra light.
6. Wireless Driveway Alarm
Get notified about visitors entering your driveway with this solar driveway alarm that works up to a half-mile from your home. The built-in solar panel charges a battery inside the alarm to work both day and night. You can also connect the system to up to four alarms around your home to be notified of intruders or visitors. Designed to work regardless of weather conditions, this driveway alarm alerts you as soon as it detects activity within a 30-foot radius.
7. Wireless Keyboard
Bring the power of solar inside your home with this wireless keyboard and mouse set. Exposure to any light source, whether indoor or outdoor, charges the keyboard for three months’ usage. The included mouse isn’t solar-powered, although it does come with batteries designed to last up to three years. Discreet at only a third of an inch thick, this wireless solar keyboard works with Windows 7 or above.
8. Charger for Video Doorbell
Extend the battery life of your Ring Video Doorbell with this solar charger. Although it requires a few hours of direct sunlight every day, the charger provides reliable charging for your doorbell. This solar charger can easily be installed for use with an existing Ring Video Doorbell. Reviewers love that this charger eliminates worry about charging the Ring device inside and can keep the doorbell working as long as it gets enough light every day.
9. Attic Fan
This solar attic fan is powered by a solar panel that comes with the fan and can be used to ventilate hot air out of an attic, garage, RV, boat, shed, greenhouse, or barn. It also comes with an industry-leading 25-year warranty. Easy to install with a 15-foot connector wire from the panel to the fan, it works even on cloudy days. Reviewers love the easy installation and customer service that comes with this product.
10. Animal Deterrent
Keep unwanted fuzzy intruders out of your yard with this solar-powered ultrasonic animal deterrent. The built-in solar panel charges a battery so you never have to worry about replacing it. When an animal comes within 30 feet of the sensor’s range, the deterrent flashes a light and emits an ultrasonic sound that animals can hear but humans can’t detect. Just stick the deterrent in the ground and it’s ready to work, even in inclement weather. This deterrent doesn’t harm animals while deterring them from your gardens, orchards, or flowerbeds.
11. Weather Alert Radio
This solar-powered emergency radio also works as a flashlight and a charger for multiple devices for camping or power outages at your home. Impact and water-resistant for your adventures, this radio can be used for everyday purposes around your home or pulled into service during an emergency. It comes with a built-in solar panel as well as an AC adapter for when you need to quickly charge the battery at home before a trip.
12. Portable Stove
This portable stove is solar-powered and weighs just two pounds so you can take it along on your camping or boating adventures. In full sunlight, it can cook food in as little as 20 minutes at temperatures of up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. It accommodates 13.5 ounces (about 1.5 cups) of liquid or food, and can roast, steam, and boil.
The prices listed here are accurate as of publication on 12/27/21.