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  •  I actually have a line of solar-powered lights (5+ / 0-)

    lining my front walk. They're cheaply made and the batteries only last about 9 months, but it gets me through the winter (when I'm getting home after dark).

    •  i have solar powered lights in my garden (3+ / 0-)
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      stores energy from day sun and stays on all night.

      Macca's Meatless Monday

      by VL Baker on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 04:52:28 PM PST

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      •  I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I saw an (4+ / 0-)
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        ad for solar powered rocks in one of my google searches for new solar energy stories.

        At first, I thought it was a gimmick like "pet rocks."  

        Turns out that they had lights and batteries in them to line garden walkways so these were a legit product.

        I found solar powered lilly pads that powered pond fountains, decorative fence lighting fixtures, solar powered optic fiber flowers, and various solar powered "decorative" robotic insects and frogs and garden gnomes, and lots of fun stuff.

        The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

        by HoundDog on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 06:12:42 PM PST

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    •  It's not a very good joke if you have to explain (1+ / 0-)
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      it.  The sun's half the world away at night, hence the extension cord.  

      Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

      by triplepoint on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 05:14:55 PM PST

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    •  Several years ago I paid $40.00 for 8 solar (4+ / 0-)
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      powered lights and they only lasted until about midnight. Now I can buy the lights for a dollar each at a dollar store and they last past 4 am.  The only problem I have is that if I put them too close to the front sidewalk people steal them around here. Progress is unstoppable. Now if I could make stealing stoppable.

      Our money system is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been "privatized," or taken over by private money lenders. Thomas Jefferson called them “bold and bankrupt adventurers just pretending to have money.” webofdebt

      by arealniceguy on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:58:00 PM PST

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