Skip to main content

Unlikely Uses for Solar Energy

You’ve heard of solar powered cars, water heaters, and even boats. But what about unlikely uses for solar energy? You probably didn’t realize that with the astounding increase in solar energy. As a result, there has also been an increase in creative ways to use it. Here are just three gadgets that got our attention:

Solar Backpacks

We now have wearable photovoltaic generators. That’s right, just strap it on, and you are your own energy supply. Using small solar panels these backpacks from Birksun or Voltaic. supply low-voltage power that can energize cell phones, notebook computers, tablets, MP3 players and various other mobile devices. So, the next time you find yourself on a hike and your cell phone is running low on power, you can just plug it in to your backpack.

Solar Cookers

Cooking outside and don’t want to use charcoal? Now, you don’t have to. With solar grills from companies like GoSun, or this model solar cooker from Cantinawest you can simply use the sun’s energy to cook your favorite barbeque.

Solar Umbrellas

Outdoor umbrella have long been a staple to keep us cool during hit summer months, but did you know they can also be designed with solar panels that charge batteries when the sun is out? And when the sun goes down, these same umbrellas then power bright LED outdoor lights. Available at Trademark Innovations and many other places, these umbrellas have already found their way to many popular resorts.


Do you know another unlikely uses for solar energy? Share it with us in the comment section.

This article is brought to you by Blue Sky Solar and Roofing, a solar and roofing restoration company with offices in Dallas, Texas, and Denver, Colorado. Blue Sky specializes in solar roofing, sustainable roofing options and excellent customer service.

Leave a Reply