solar Stories November 11, 2017

Today is 11.11 (Chinese Black Friday), get the best deals on sites like AliExpress, Gearbest, BangGood, more

In China, November 11th or 11.11 is called Guanggun Jie or Single’s Day. From Wikipedia:

Chinese Singles’ Day or Guanggun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节; pinyin: Guānggùn Jié; Wade–Giles: Kuang-kun chieh; literally: “Single Sticks’ Holiday”) is an entertaining festival widespread among young Mainland Chinese people, to celebrate the fact that they are proud of being single. The date, November 11th (11/11), is chosen because the number “1” resembles an individual that is alone. This festival has become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world, with sales in Alibaba’s sites Tmall and Taobao at US$5.8 billion in 2013, US$9.3 billion in 2014, US$14.3 billion in 2015 and over US$17.8 billion in 2016.

What being single has to do with deals is still a mystery to me, but if you are going to do some shopping on AliExpressGearbest or BangGood today is the day. I only have first hand experience with AliExpress (China’s Amazon) so let’s start there…

solar Stories June 30, 2016

Suaoki (99% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers its 20W Solar Battery Pack w/ Dual USB Ports for $34.99 Prime shipped after promo code SK20W35C is applied during checkout. That’s a 30% savings off the regular price. Solar chargers are an excellent way to power up your devices while away from home. This panel will convert the energy of the sun at a rate of 25% into usable battery life. It has two USB ports that support up to 3.4A charging speeds. Rated 4.6/5 stars.


Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Indoor Garden w/ Herb Seed Kit: $103 (Reg. $150+) | Amazon

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • Eteckcity Smart Wi-Fi Outlet w/ Energy Tracking and Scheduling: $23 (Reg. $30) | Amazon
    • w/ code P7WBUFBO
  • 24-pack EcoSmart 60W A19 LED Lightbulbs: $40 (Reg. $50) | Home Depot
  • Pulsar 1600PSI Electric Power Washer: $90 (Reg. $120) | Newegg

expand full story

solar Stories June 27, 2016

Aukey Direct (100% positive feedback all-time from 32,000+) via Amazon has its 38-LED Solar Outdoor Light on sale for $20.99 Prime shipped after promo code UZMSLQLG is applied during checkout. That’s a $20 savings off the original price and $3 less than the regular going rate. Features include 38 LED lights that are powered by a solar panel, weatherproof shell, and a “fast installation” design. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

expand full story

solar Stories June 23, 2016

expiredThis Logitech keyboard is Mac-friendly and uses solar power for $36 shipped (Reg. $55)

Staples has the Logitech K750 Full-Size Wireless Solar Keyboard for Mac on sale for $35.99 shipped. That’s down $19 from Amazon and one of the best prices we’ve ever seen. No need for batteries here, the built-in power supply is charged by “any light source” for around three months at a time. It has a Mac-compatible layout with a number pad and concave key design. Rated 4.2/5 stars from 2,471 Amazon customers.

Need something for all your devices? Check out this BATTOP Bluetooth Keyboard that handles iOS, Android, Mac and Windows for $21 Prime shipped when code BATTOPKB is applied during checkout.

solar Stories June 20, 2016

AmirDirect (100% positive feedback all-time from 8,600+) via Amazon offers its Outdoor Solar LED Light w/ 2200mAh battery for $8.99 Prime shipped when promo code ACUH9U4J. That’s good for $4 off the regular going rate and the best available.

Easily add a solar LED light to just about anywhere outdoors. These are perfect for your porch or deck, steps or entry-way. The 2200mAh battery provides 12 hours of light on a single charge. Includes a 12-month warranty. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 646 Amazon customers.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • AUKEY 14W 2-Port USB Solar Charger $35 (Reg. $45) | Amazon
    • w/ code JWCTEGUW
  • AUKEY 20W 2-Port USB Solar Charger $39 (Reg. $53) | Amazon
    • w/ code 3AO5ECZZ 
  • WORX WG771 19-inch 56V 3-in-1 Cordless Lawn Mower (Refurb): $380 (Orig. $550) | eBay
  • How-to: Put a USB Charging port just about anywhere, without AC power for as little as $50

expand full story

OLALA Gadgets (99% positive feedback) via Amazon offers its 6000mAh Ultra Slim Power Bank with Built-in Lightning Cable for $29.99, but if you use the code KD7A82QB the price drops to $23.99 Prime shipped. That’s $6 off the regular price and the lowest we seen it offered at Amazon.

It has a built-in MFi Lightning cable so you won’t have to carry an extra around with you to charge your iPhone. It also has a standard USB output for all other portable devices you may want to charge on the go. Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 100 Amazon shoppers. 

More accessory deals:

Lumsing car Kit

Lumsing Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit $18 w/ code FOO4Y439 (Reg. $28) | Amazon

expand full story

solar Stories May 24, 2016

COCO-Vision (100% positive feedback all-time from 13,000+) via Amazon offers the URPOWER 2-in-1 Waterproof Solar LED Outdoor Lights for $17.99 Prime shipped. These lights typically retails for up to $25. Today’s deal is the lowest Amazon has ever sold them for.

Quickly add some outdoor lighting without the need for an external power source. These spotlights are powered by the energy of the sun and have an automatic on/off switch. You can expect up to 50,000 hours of use from one bulb. If you’re interested in more than one, select the two-pack on the item listing and save an additional $3 on the pair. Rated 4.5/5 stars by 329 Amazon customers.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

expand full story

solar Stories May 17, 2016

OceanTimes (100% positive feedback from over 6,400 customers) via Amazon offers the GRDE 10000mAh Solar Dual-USB Power Bank with Two Mini Lamps in four colors for $18.99. Applying coupon code 7EC5JEOD drops the final price to $12.99 Prime shipped. Today’s deal is a 32% savings off the regular going rate, a match of our previous mention and the lowest current price available.

GRDE’s solar power bank provides up to 10000mAh of juice for recharging your devices. It has dual-USB ports that are capable of charging speeds up to 2A. There are two USB-powered lamps included with kit that provide an extra source of light while you’re on-the-go. Four LED indicator lights alert you of remaining charging levels. We’re big fans of GRDE’s solar battery, check out our full review for more information. At Amazon, over 630 customers have left a collective 3.9/5 star rating.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

expand full story

solar Stories May 9, 2016

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Eton Rugged solar-powered Bluetooth charging speaker: $40 Prime shipped (Orig. $77)

As part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Eton Rugged IPX4 water resistant Rukus solar-powered Bluetooth USB charging speaker for $39.99 Prime shipped. That’s $37 off the original list price/ Newegg’s listing and the lowest we’ve ever seen for this highly rated summer speaker/USB battery combo. 

This speaker features a solar panel with an internal Li-ion battery and it can charge your devices while still listening to your music. You can get 8+ hours of play time from the battery even without sun and it’s IPX4 water resistant for use outdoors or even pool side. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 1,000 Amazon customers.

solar Stories April 28, 2016

expiredZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh External Battery Pack w/ LED Flashlight: $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

ZeroLemonDirect (100% positive feedback) via Amazon offers its Y594 SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery Pack for $39.99. Applying coupon code PFSNMNU4 drops the final price to $19.99 Prime shipped. For comparison, that’s a 50% savings of the regular price, $5 less than Amazon’s previous low and the best available.

solar Stories April 27, 2016

Patozon (100% positive feedback from 28,000+) via Amazon offers the Mpow 8-LED Solar Outdoor Light for $13.99. Applying coupon code XFMNHHOW drops the final price to $11.99 Prime shipped. If you buy two the price will go to $22.99 (Reg. $30) with promo code HV5Z3B9O. That’s up to $7 off the regular going rate and the best offer available.

Mpow’s 8 LED Wireless Outdoor Lights are perfect for easily illuminating a path or walkway. Because it uses solar power, you won’t have to purchase batteries to keep things running. The built-in sensor can detect movement from up to 26-feet away and a waterproof design protects the light from damage. This is the #1 best-selling patio light at Amazon where it has collected a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,100 reviewers.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

expand full story

solar Stories April 22, 2016

Today is the 46th Earth Day. Though from the perspective of the earth, it’s probably closer to its 1.6 trillionth day. Nonetheless, Earth Day is supposed to be an occasion to demonstrate your support for environmental protection.

You can show your support in very simple ways like using less energy or finally recycling those dead batteries that have been piling up in your junk drawer, or you can try to pick up some new habits and initiate yourself to new and greener technologies. expand full story

solar Stories April 18, 2016

expiredGreen Deals: Anker’s new PowerHouse Clean Energy 400Wh Inverter $400 shipped (Reg. $500), more

AnkerDirect via Amazon offers its new PowerHouse 400Wh Portable Clean DC/AC Power Inverter for $499.99. Applying coupon code ANKPower drops the final price to $399.99 shipped. That’s good for $100 off the original MSRP/regular going rate and the first discount that we’ve seen. This is equivalent to the GoalZero Yeti 400 but it uses lithium instead of lead acid batteries. That means more power, smaller footprint, lasts longer and a third of the weight. Somehow with the coupon above, it is even cheaper.

This is great for camping, cabins, and storing solar power so you can use it into the night. It also makes a great backup source of power and can run many low usage devices (even mini fridges!) for hours. It has just about every conceivable I/O including 12V car, 4 high power IQ USB ports and 110V AC out. The display will tell you how much power you’ve used and have left. Comes with a built-in handle and weighs only nine-pounds.

X-Dragon 20W 2.4A Dual-USB Port Solar Charger: $38.49 Prime shipped w/ code 5PICZZNH (Reg. $55) | Amazon

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • AmazonBasics 8-pack AA High Capacity Rechargeable Batteries: $17 (Reg. $20) | Amazon
  • Panasonic eneloop 8-pack of rechargeable AA batteries: $18 (Reg. $22+) | Amazon
  • Cree 6-inch 65W Equivalent LED Retrofit Kit: $10 (Reg. $20) | Amazon
  • ECO Halolite 2-pack Solar Gutter Lights: $25 (Orig. $70) | Woot
  • Hampton Bay 6-pack Solar Outdoor Lights: $12 (Reg. $20) | Home Depot

solar Stories April 12, 2016

Aukey Direct (100% positive feedback all-time from 27,900+) via Amazon offers its latest 12000mAh Dual-USB Port Solar Powered Battery Pack for $29.99. Applying coupon code YNRGQVHT drops the final price to $24.99 with free shipping for Prime member or in orders of $49+. Today’s deal is a savings of $35 off the list price, down $5 from the regular going rate and $0.18 less than the previous all-time low offer.

Leverage the power of the sun to charge your smartphone, tablet and more. Aukey’s latest solar power bank is able to convert up to 23.5% of the sun’s energy into usable battery life. The 12000mAh capacity provides over four charges on an iPhone 6/s. Additional features include up to 2.4A charging speeds and a 24-month warranty. Although reviews are somewhat slim on this new model, Aukey’s power banks are generally well-rated.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • Philips BR30 LED Lightbulb + Skylark LED Dimmer: $22 (Reg. $32) | Home Depot
  • Black + Decker 20V Lithium Trimmer/Edger + 2 Batteries: $89 (Reg. $120) | Amazon
    • discounted reflected at checkout
  • Black + Decker 40V 3-in-1 Cordless Electric Mower: $330 (Reg. $380) | Amazon
    • discounted reflected at checkout
  • Rachio IRO Smart Wi-Fi-enabled Irrigation Controller: $150 (Reg. $300) | Amazon
  • OxyLED Hydroponic Plant Grow LED Light: $15 (Reg. $20) | Amazon
    • w/ code XNFJL49R
  • WORX WG516 7.5A Electric Turbine Blower (refurb): $27 (Orig. $40) | WORX via eBay

expand full story

solar Stories April 11, 2016

HaborDirect (100% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers a two-pack of Litom Soleil P1 LED Solar Spotlights for $27.99. Applying coupon code J5MRCA4N drops the final price to $25.99 Prime shipped. For comparison, today’s deal is a savings of $14 off the original listing, down $2 from Amazon’s already low historical price and the best offer available.

Brighten up your outdoor landscaping with these highly-rated solar powered spotlights. The internal 2200mAh rechargeable battery is powered by the sun and capable of “lasting several days” when fully charged. Each light is adjustable 90-degrees and is IP65 rated to handle dust and water jets. There is also a built-in sensor to automatically coordinate with dusk and dawn.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

expand full story

solar Stories April 8, 2016

Aukey Direct (100% positive feedback from nearly 28,000) via Amazon offers its 20W Solar Charger with Dual-USB Port for $46.95. Applying coupon code Z26YFLPY drops the final price to $38.99 Prime shipped. That’s good for $31 off the MSRP, down $8 from the regular going rate and the best price available. 

This is Aukey’s “high-efficiency” solar charger that offers up to 23.5% conversion of the sun’s energy into power for your device. It is capable of providing up to 2.4A of power to each port and 3.1A overall. Additional features include a foldable design and Aukey’s 18-month warranty. Rated 4.7/5 stars.


Natural Home Stainless Steel 1.3-gallon Compost Bin: $19 Prime shipped (Reg. $26) | Amazon

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • Litom Soleil Solar Spotlights (2-pack): $27 w/ code J5MRCA4N (Reg. $38+) | Amazon
  • Bengoo 8 LED Solar Weatherproof Outdoor Lights: $13 (Reg. $28) | Amazon
  • WORX WG168 40V Cordless Trimmer/Edger: $118 (Reg. $170) | WORX via eBay
  • Save up 42% off select solar panels at Home Depot:
  • Vanskey LED Lighting – Powered by USB Port: $19 w/ code YHRKTYDG (Reg. $26) | Amazon
  • Mpow Solar Power LED Motion Sensor Light: $12 w/ code RH3Y67YA (Reg. $16) | Amazon

expand full story

solar Stories April 5, 2016

expiredGreen Deals: Collapsible Solar Lantern $14, 8-pack Fujitsu Rechargeable AAA Batteries $10, more

Ekeyus (100% postive feedback) via Amazon offers the Suaoki LED Solar Lantern Light for $19.99. Applying coupon code SPRINGDL drops the final price to $13.99 Prime shipped. For a price comparison, this lantern carries a $25 MSRP but typically sells for $20. Today’s deal is the best price available.

This IP66 waterproof lantern provides up to 12 hours of light and weighs in at seven-ounces. There is an internal 1000mAh battery that is wrapped in a collapsable outer shell. It can be recharged via the built-in solar power supply or USB port. Rated 4.8/5 stars by 172 Amazon customers.

Two-pack of 4 AAA Fujitsu Rechargeable Batteries: $10 (Reg. $9/ea.) | Newegg

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • WORX WG575.1 32V Lithium Ion Cordless Blower/Sweeper (refurb): $65 (Orig. $160) | eBay
    • includes 3-yr. warranty plus eight attachments
  • 20-ft. String of Outdoor Waterproof LED Copper Lights: $9 (Reg. $13) | Amazon
  • Oak Leaf 12W LED Indoor Plant Growing Bulb: $18 (Reg. $26) | Amazon
  • Sun Joe 2,030PSI 14.5A Electric Power Washer: $125 (Reg. $150) | Home Depot
    • w/ code SPRINGSNEAK16
  • Six-pack 60W A19 LED Light Bulbs: $15 (Reg. $30+) | Home Depot
  • Pair of Michelin windshield wipers $20 (up to $30 value), more  | Amazon

More Green Deals:

  • Etekcity 3-pack of Remote Outlet Switches $17 (Reg. $25) | Amazon
  • Lampat Waterproof Solar Peel N’ Stick Solar Light: $9 (Reg. $15) | Amazon
  • ALLPOWERS 18V 14W Dual-USB Port Solar Charger: $45 (Reg. $70) | Amazon
  • WORX 40V Lithium Cordless 22-inch Hedge Trimmer: $135 (Reg. $180) | eBay

solar Stories March 21, 2016

ALLPOWERSDirect (99% positive feedback all-time from 4,700+) via Amazon offers the 8W Foldable Solar USB Charger for $26.99. Applying coupon code EG3FXJR4 drops the final price to $17.54 Prime shipped. For a price comparison, this solar charger carries a list price of $70 but typically goes for around $27-$30. Today’s listing is the best deal currently available.

Grab this ALLPOWERS solar charger and give your smartphone or tablet a battery boost while hiking or enjoying the outdoors. It is capable of providing 8W of power and can charge one device at a time via its built-in USB port. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 472 Amazon customers.


Etekcity Portable Rechargeable Outdoor USB/Solar Camping Lantern: $12 Prime shipped (Reg. $15+) | Amazon

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • Craftsman Heavy Duty Neverkink Self-Straightening 50-ft. Hose: $14 (Reg. $30) | Sears
  • TCP 65W LED Flood Lights: $31 (Reg. $40+) | Home Depot
  • WORX WG516 7.5A Electric Turbine Blower (refurb): $27 (Orig. $40) | WORX via eBay
  • Super Bright 5000 Lumen LED Waterproof Head Lamp: $22 (Reg. $32) | Amazon
    • w/ code I2QR6H82

More Green Deals Still Available:

expand full story

Powered by VIP