So, how about that International Space Station?

Ever wonder what makes the International Space Station tick?  You guessed it, solar energy!  The overall size of the Station covers an area the size of an American Football field and weighs in at almost 1 million pounds (that’s around 450,000 kilograms for our overseas friends)!  With all its solar panels covering about an acre of area (over 43,000 square feet, or 4,000 square metres), the Station produces between 75 to 90 kilowatts of power. That is enough to power an average US home for about 10 days.  Not bad for energy that is free and produces no waste.

International Space Station area (image courtesy of NASA,

The technology that supplies energy to this marvel of science is the same technology that powers things we use every day here on planet Earth.  We’re talking about solar panels; you’ve seen them on everything from rooftops to calculators to gardens and landscapes.  This free energy is used to power your backyards at night with solar accent lights and even keep vermin away with solar pest control devices.  Albeit, these are on a much smaller scale, but it gets the job done.  And remember, the energy is free and these things can move around at your will just as the Station moves through the night sky.

Oleg Kotov on a space walk (photo courtesy of NASA,



Juicebar Pocket Solar Charger

This stylish, sleek and reliable pocket size Universal Battery Charger (Juicebar Solar Charger) is proven to be your best friend in a situation when conventional electric supply is not available or if you are trying to use eco-friendly renewable power supplies.
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Solar Garden Lights

SOLAR PATH LIGHTS. Stainless Steel Conical Solar Path Light (Set of 2). Path solar lights are an excellent choice for lighting your garden paths, walkways, driveway perimeters and other regions in your landscape. They are often used in multiples to guide the way along a set of stairs or a dark walk. Featured Stainless Steel Solar Light set uses 2 ultra-bright LEDs for maximum light output and minimum battery usage. The lights are safe around kids and pets and water and corrosion resistant. Read more HERE 


Stone Solar Spot Lights (also known as Solar Rock Lights) completely camouflage with existing landscapes and look like any other rock in your garden.

Green Gardener Corner

How to start using ecologically friendly energy to power up your garden fountains and other garden water features?
Why not go with a solar powered water pump?
To accommodate your needs the Solar Fountain Pump Systems we carry range from 2 to 8 Watt. Browse our collection of solar water pumps for your fish ponds and solar fountains.
Enjoy your garden water features and your energy savings at the same time. Make a note of the various power levels and the flow rate of the solar water pumps before your purchase.
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Stone Cylinder Solar Path Lights (Set of 2).
See how easy it is to install a solar light. No wiring required!
In this particular case a ground fastener and a stake are included for quick and easy installation. Read more HERE

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