5. Goldmaster Solar-Powered Window Fan
The dog days of summer are right around the corner. Instead of cooling off with a vampire (electricity-sucking) plug-in air conditioner or fan, chill out with a Goldmaster solar-powered window fan. It’s greener and cheaper, and you can angle its wide solar panel to catch the most rays. Go figure — a cooling machine that feeds off the hottest star in our solar system.
Bonus: You’ll take a little heat off your electric bill — and the ozone layer, too.
Feeling crafty? Build your own solar fan.
Ready to go solar on the go?
We hope so. The next time you’re unplugged, outside, and out of juice, look to the sun as a powerful solution.
You’ll feel good and do the planet good when you take charge in such a natural way.
Oh, and when your sun-loving gadgets get old, please e-cycle them.
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