Donate a Mini Solar Hurricane Kit and get a mini SunCharger. Help provide victims of the disaster, people who have lost power and communication, with light and power to supply their phones, laptops, and other small devices. Sol Green Energy will provide each purchaser of a Hurricane kit with a free Mini SunCharger and LED […]
Author: Shawn Olmstead-Leahey
Can Bubble Wrap Save You a Bucket of Money?
A drafty window is almost as bad as not having a window at all. Bubble wrapping windows is easy. It takes a little adjusting to the lighting effect, but it’s totally worth it. We usually leave our favorite windows free of bubble wrap, just so we can see the snow from time to time. Bottom line: this is an awesome way to save money on your heating bill using a few items that barely cost anything and a little time.
Find the BEST Solar Charger for your Next Outdoor Adventure
You have a collection of the best gear and a passion for what you do. When it comes to finding the perfect solar charger, it’s important to match the right system to your particular outdoor activity. Here we set out a guide to do just that; we have matched our three main solar kits to […]
Corona: Hysteria Won’t Solve it, but We Will
Opinions reflect the philosophy of Shawn owner of Sol Green Energy home of mini SunChargers – a survival tool in a crisis that un-tethers adventures. Learn more at bestsunchargers.com At a time when it’s hard to look up and keep positive, I thought I would share some things we have to be proud of in […]
Sustainability has to start somewhere.
Seems like nobody can agree these days and that so many are overwhelmed with fear of what might happen years from now if we don’t change our ways. As a sustainability guy whose been at it since 2005 I sympathize with the feelings of impending doom, but we really should celebrate the amazing changes we […]
Fear won’t fix the weather
Climate change. 12 years ago I was just out of college and scared out of my mind. Everyone I looked up to told me in 12 years we would be living in mad max times. I did something with that fear and now if my fears then realized today I would have about 4 months […]
Where have all the good ideas gone?
Ideas are invisible tools. I’ve heard a lot of good ideas but so often I don’t see them implemented. Then later in my life, I remember something someone said, and the next thing I know that idea works for the situation I’m in. Then I wonder why others don’t use their own ideas, and that’s […]
Bootstrapping: Adaption Required
We started this year with the dream of becoming manufacturers of a system we developed last year. This system was designed to run a small entertainment system, an internet router, and some lights. We developed a manufacturing process and connected with skilled builders in the area. We had everything ready to make 3-8 systems at […]
How much power is enough?
That’s a great question and the answer is in understanding what you want to do with the power first If a tree fell in your neighborhood and took out the grid for a week in the middle of winter: what would you consider the right balance of necessity and luxury? When you’re in the dark […]
Go Solar Without Going Broke
Will you be ready when the next storm hits? All these recent natural disasters and power outages have me thinking. Since I have been developing backup solar power systems right here in this neighborhood it would be a good place to start offering them. I live in the Highland Park area and am available to […]