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Solar Cynergy featured in!

November 5, 2007

Always have to support my fellow Berkeley colleagues. Check out a great blog on solar technology and news!

Solar Cynergy

Posted on November 2, 2007 by David Llorens.
Categories: Solar Technology.

Solar Street Light

Solar Cynergy is putting solar to use in a new way. Street lighting. Connecting a series of in-street lighting or address marker lighting to a grid is a pain. Dig, dig, dig… annoy, annoy, annoy. So Solar Cynergy has done the obvious. Charge up those lights during the day when you don’t need them, and have them throw off solid LED light at night. Here’s to people putting solar to use in creative ways.



Solar Cynergy announces Nature Neutral as Virginia distributor!

November 1, 2007

Solar Cynergy announces Nature Neutral as Virginia territory distributor!


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Nature Neutral offers environmentally preferable products and building suppliesfor construction, renovation and everyday living. We believe our alternative building materials offer the best combination of quality, safety, and affordability to make your home or business healthier and more environmentally friendly for everyone who lives or works there.

Whether you need green building supplies for home renovation, home building, commercial construction, LEED certification or industrial applications we can help you create a healthier and safer environment both inside and outside because our environmentally preferable products are all made with non-toxic or less toxic substances.

For order inquiries please feel free to visit or contact John Meggs at

Solar Cynergy featured in VentureBeat! (live post Sept 19th)

October 29, 2007

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Solar Cynergy, for zero-energy outdoor lighting
By Chris Morrison 09.19.07

Makers of outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) technology usually aim at replacing public street lights, which sap large amounts of energy over time. A company called Solar Cynergy has instead chosen to focus on the residential outdoor decorative lighting market.

LEDs consume less power than incandescent bulbs, the standard lighting used everywhere. LEDs are a developing technology that may one day beat fluorescents for energy efficiency, and also have an extremely long life-span. Their low power requirements mean they can be combined with a small solar cell and capacitor to drop off the power grid entirely.

Solar Cynergy’s initial outdoor product is a “brick” that is installed in the ground and covered by a polycarbon shield strong enough to drive a truck over. During the day, the solar cell inside soaks up sunlight, storing the energy in its capacitor. At night, the light comes on automatically. A single day of weak sunlight is enough to power the LED for several days, according to the company, and the lights can last as long as 25 years.

Competitor Hotbeam sells a nearly identical product, although the “SolarBrick” has a more visible solar panel. Solar Cynergy has also begun making lights designed for cities, such as cross-walks illuminators.

solarcynergy1.jpgSolar Cynergy has started out targeting the high-end residential market, to cover its high component costs: A pack of six round lights costs about $799 wholesale. John Huang, an associate of the company, blames manufacturing costs and a 20-40 percent markup that will be reduced over time.

But with the price of both LEDs and solar paneling coming down by at least 10 percent each year, and production ramping up, it won’t be long until the lights are within reach for ordinary homeowners. Solar Cynergy currently sells only through a handful of distributors, who resell to construction companies and contractors across the country, but recently signed a contract to sell through SmartHome, an online retailer.

Prashant Shewa, CEO of the company’s Japanese parent Shewas Inc., claims that Solar Cynergy is run by only six employees and already takes in about $7 million annually. Its early success is an indicator of the expanding market for energy-conscious products in every aspect of consumer’s lives.

For more on cleantech LED designs, see our posts on D.Light Design and Metrolight.


Solar Cynergy featured on!

October 25, 2007

by Warren McLaren, Sydney on 10.25.07

Design & Architecture (lighting)
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Couple of years ago we ran a post on a German supplier of Solarbricks, solar powered imbedded path lighting. One commenter wondering if such things were available Stateside. A while back a Japanese/American firm, Solar Cynergy, did get in touch to alert us to their product of very similar nature.

The Solar LED Series can be used for the residential purposes indicated in our first post, but Solar Cynergy also indicate that they’ve a line that is specifically suited to what they call ‘city and transportation’ applications, like carparks, pedestrian walkways, etc.

Two to eight light emitting diodes (LEDs) encased in polycarbonate resin are combined with a small photovolatic cell to power the lights for up to about 15 hours after an 8 hour charge in sunlight. Energy is stored via capacitor technology, negating the need for batteries. Available with a 10 year warranty the lights are said to last for more than 25 years, even if it rains, or folk drive on top of them. ::Solar Cynergy via tip from John H.

Quick video showing how Solar Cynergy works!

October 24, 2007

CoolProduct posted a quick video showing Solar Cynergy Solar LEDs in action. The units simply charge during the day and at dusk, a photosensor triggers and illuminates!

Check it out!

Solar Energy 101 – Very informative presentation at Google

October 17, 2007

For those of you that love the idea of solar but know little about the mechanics behind it, provided a great informational piece at Google. A definite must see for those of us interested in the basics of Solar energy systems. Enjoy!

Solar Cynergy now online at!

October 17, 2007

Solar Cynergy’s Solar LED line is now available at, your trusted source for green products!

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We believe that the power to make change rests with the individual consumer.  The products you buy every day make a difference.  Eco-friendly products are healthier for you and better for the planet.  In addition, when a large group of consumers choose to “buy green”, the market will respond with greater variety, more innovation and lower prices for green products and services.

We created this site in response to our own search for earth-friendly products.  Like you, we want to buy products that are better for our families and our planet.  As we have discovered however, finding green products and understanding what if anything makes them green can be challenging and time consuming.

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Thanks to everyone for your continued support!

Solar Cynergy now available at SMARTHOME!

October 16, 2007

Solar Cynergy’s Solar LED Lighting is now available at SMARTHOME (, the world’s largest home automation retailer!


Who Is Smarthome?
In business since 1992, Smarthome is the world’s largest home automation retailer, with over 5,000 affordable lighting, security, and home entertainment products that the average do-it-yourselfer can safely install. Smarthome’s friendly customer service & expert technical support team is available seven days a week to answer all your questions.

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Solar Cynergy Solar LED lighting now available at!

October 15, 2007

Solar Cynergy’s Solar LED lighting line is now available at the premier online lighting store! has added Solar Cynergy to its product line and is now live!

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Offering an extensive selection of modern and contemporary lighting fixtures, Solar Cynergy’s line is an ideal complement to Ylighting’s residential and commercial focus.

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