Solar-powered outdoor lights
Radio interview source: Brad Collins, executive director, American Solar Energy Society
Adding lights along your driveway or a garden path adds to both the beauty and safety of your outdoor space. But the thought of having to run electricity to every spot you want a little light can be daunting. With solar-powered lights, there's no electricity needed, since their batteries are recharged each day by the sun.
For more information on solar power, we recommend the following links:
Outdoor solar lighting: The U.S. Department of Energy offers tips for purchasing solar lights, including which features you should look for and what some of the specifications mean.
Solar power goes prime time: Lights aren't the only place you can put the sun to work for you. Learn how solar water heaters and electricity-generating solar roof panels can save money and the environment.
Positioning driveway lighting: Flood, well and globe lights each have a place in your yard, depending on use and security needs.
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