A crash course in changing the world.
What can you do with solar power?
Oh but so much. Here, I'm mainly interested of talking about what it can do on a small scale and that can be bought by anybody for a reasonnable price. Maybe 2 years ago I dotted my house with solar powered light. Today, you have them in all manner of color and variety. I have about 8 garden LED lights, all powered by the sun. They eat the sun up in the day and voilà! Light up at dusk until about 10-11 PM at night. The lights are pretty soft and blue for 6 of them (so it doesn't generate light pollution like a patio light would do. The other 2 are just beautiful and my favorite : An electric blue and an orange in masson jars!
But it doesn't stop there : I actually have solar powered LED Christmas Lights. However, they are not very good : It's never sunny enough in winter to make them go for as long as it says it will and it starts really early and finishes too soon. But at least, there's also an electric plug one can use to compensate. I also have a solar powered flashlight, my tool of choice if there's a blackout. It also comes with a small crank, so if it hasn't collected enough sun, I can crank it to life! It sits on my windowsilt, ready to be used at all time. Of course, all these neat gadgets have to be available near you, however. (I have these two in the following pictures).