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Best Solar Deck Lights

For many years, enjoying your deck outdoors either meant sitting in darkness or turning on a blinding floodlight that ruined the ambience. But with the increasing popularity of solar lighting, there’s now another alternative. There are dozens of excellent solar… Read More

Best Solar Car Battery Chargers

The best solar car battery chargers are an easy to use and cost-effective way to maintain your car battery. Solar car battery chargers are the perfect way to keep your car’s battery topped-up. They’re extremely easy to use, while also… Read More
Brightown Patio String Lights

Best Solar String Lights

Solar string lights are beautiful, versatile and easy on the environment. With their energy source (the solar panel) attached right to the end of the string, you can put them anywhere you can reach, regardless of whether there’s an electric… Read More
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Checking In on the Trump Solar Tariff 15 Months On

With Trump announcing a new 25% tariff on Chinese-made solar inverters yesterday, we got to wondering how the 2018 solar panel tariff – much maligned at the time for potentially hindering one of the US’ fastest growing industries – has… Read More
Renewable energy mandates raise electricity prices

Renewable Energy Mandates Raise Electricity Prices

Economists at the University of Chicago recently published findings that show state-level renewable energy mandates raise utility prices by an extremely-high 17%. The findings are much higher than an oft-cited 2015 study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab that found… Read More