Green Belts and Pylon Parks

By |2020-03-26T07:54:16+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Green belt promenades bordered with trees and bathed in sunlight are more appealing than any pylon park with steel lattice towers and power lines.

South Africa anticipates an energy crisis as Eskom confirms that the national grid faces strain. Dwindling abilities to cope with electricity demands, coupled with obstacles in the construction of the new Medupi Power Station, threaten load shedding and rolling blackouts.

The publication of the Electricity Governance Initiative – Smart Electricity Planning speaks of the vital need for adopting alternative energy resources, such as solar, if our country is to be resilient in the face of energy depletion. South Africans must collectively commit to harness efficient energy consumption.

Africa is inundated with a radiant, natural and free power resource – sunshine. With clean solar energy, there’s the option of living off the grid. By embracing solar technology, rural communities needn’t live without electricity. City dwellers will reduce their household energy consumption and electricity bills may not soar as high as forecasters predict.

Solar energy inspires innovation, is inexhaustible and achievable. With increased demands for solar products, such as our Consol Solar Jar, costs will lower resulting in an even more affordable retail price. Suntoy reaffirms our commitment to actively participating in the realisation of a ‘smart’ future. We all benefit from a greener grid. Go solar.

Earth Hour ‘To Do’ List

By |2020-03-26T08:24:02+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Earth Hour reminds us to consciously honour our world. There are so many eco-friendly things to do in the dark. Stock up on Consol Solar Jars and give our planet a brighter future by making every hour, Earth Hour.

1. Gather friends and family for a solar-lit dinner at home.
2. Go star-gazing with a lantern in-hand on a path lit by solar light.
3. If you’re a city dweller, from a building with a view, check out what’s switched off and what’s left on.
4. Create fun shadow art illusions on walls in the glow of solar light.
5. Get musical with an unplugged jam session or a djembe circle.
6. For a quieter eve, be mindful with a solar-lit meditation of gratitude to our planet for the life it offers us.
7. Sit on a bench and simply appreciate the sounds of nightlife from near and afar.
8. Read a favorite bedtime story in the coziness of solar light.
9. Inspire discussion on using alternative energies to lessen the possibility of power cuts and rolling blackouts.
10. Snap flash-free photographs by solar light and post them to social media using #earthhour.

How Long A Solar Jar Can Shine

By |2020-03-12T14:21:33+00:00January 10th, 2020|

For every hour of direct sunlight, the Consol Solar Jar™ emanates an hour of pure shining light for your convenience.  Overcast and cloudy days however, are not considered as direct Sunlight and can therefore not be relied on to ensure Solar energy transfer takes place.

To educate our customers we have provided the below basic diagram of how Solar energy is produced and how it flows into a Solar powered product.

Solar Radiation Map
If you own or are planning on purchasing a Consol Solar Jar™ we encourage you to view our Solar Radiation map to discover how much solar energy is radiated from the Sun in your Country.

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Solar Products

By |2020-03-26T09:48:41+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Innovation in Solar energy are the hottest buzz words at the top of minds in most businesses today.

The global population is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of producing and utilizing effective eco-friendly energy in a manner that conserves and protects nature and our environment in general.

In celebration of all the efforts being made by many around the globe to invent innovative and exciting new Solar powered products, Suntoy have identified 10 Solar products we found to be robust, user friendly and fit for purpose and bring these to the awareness of all our supporters, customers and the solar enthusiasts around the world, in the hopes that these new innovations inspire all to make use of, improve and promote eco-friendly lifestyles:

Finally, technology has caught up with aesthetics and consumer demand.

Portable Solar kitchen
It is a portable kitchen that lets you boil, bake and fry.  Read more here


Simple Solar Shingles
The shingles are installed over new or existing roof sheathing. Although one shingle only generates enough power to run a fan, an entire roof’s worth of shingles can turbocharge an entire home.  Read more here


SODIS Water Filters
The water bottle’s design was inspired by needs of developing countries, specifically with the intention of killing harmful microorganism that contaminate the water.  Read more here


Solar Powered Window Socket
A portable device intended to enable you to use electricity freely and conveniently in a space restricted in the use of electricity, such as a plane, a car, and outdoors.  Read more here


Eliodomestico Solar Terracotta Water Filters
Diamanti’s solar powered water filter is designed to provide drinking water for families in developing countries. Read more here


Solar Jar
The Consol Solar Jar™ is an eco-friendly solar light that literally provides bottled sunshine. The solar-powered lid collects sunshine during the day. At night, it powers 4 built-in LEDs inside the glass jar.  Read more here


Solar Roads
The Consol Solar Jar™ is an eco-friendly solar light that literally provides bottled sunshine. The solar-powered lid collects sunshine during the day. At night, it powers 4 built-in LEDs inside the glass jar.  Read more here


Solar powered billboards
The EnviroLight Series is designed to light up your billboard and sign, no matter if it is for residential or commercial use.  Read more here

Solar bicycles
This hybrid bike can be charged via electricity and the sun and energy. It works in 3 modes being muscle power, Semi- electric and electricity which helps the user to ride easier and faster. Read more here


Solar power stations in space
Japan is planning to build a solar power station in space within the next 30 years. It is expected to cost $21 billion. How will they do it?  Read more here

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