If there is anything out there that will lower our electric bill or lessen our energy consumption – without costing me an arm and a leg to purchase and install I am willing to sign up for in a heartbeat.
Aside from the cost implications of using up less electricity or fuel, alternative sources of energy offer so much more in terms of environmental “rehabilitation”.
This is why anything about being able to harness solar or wind energy is of interest to me.
The latest I found out about harnessing solar energy is that a Seattle-based company is planning to come out with small, affordable solar panels that plug into a socket and pump power into your electrical system instead of taking it out.
According to Clarian Technologies, the Sunfish™ is a “next-generation solar power module that’s affordable and easy to install – anyone can do it”.
Although the patent is still pending on this technology, it is envisioned to allow homeowners to plug solar power into an existing outlet without the expense and hassle of larger turn-key systems.
Unlike the solar power systems available on the market which cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000, this “plug-in” solar power from Clarian is expected to be between $599 and $799.