IKEA: MAKING SOLAR POWER MORE AFFORDABLE

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IKEA, IKEA, IKEA – the land of rugs sold for dreamy prices and Swiss-inspired design that makes you look so chic it’s almost preposterous (all at a cost that allows you to keep the roof you’re decorating over your head, that is). It’s a magical place. So magical, in fact, that they even outfit Jon Snow, King of the North, with enough fluffy fur to give him the gusto to head north of the wall (TBD how wise of a decision that is in the first place). Recently, though, the meatball makers and furniture gurus, have stepped slightly outside of the box of trés cute kitchens and decor that is just too affordable not to pay for by the bucketful to intervene in your home in a more serious, and certainly productive, way: solar panels. IKEA: MAKING SOLAR POWER MORE AFFORDABLE

INVENTION SPOTLIGHT: A SOLAR-POWERED TENT FOR THE HOMELESS

I know, I know – I cover homelessness a lot on the blog. A huge reason for that is because, like it or not (for the record – not), it’s prevalence is undeniable. There are over 500,000 homeless people in the United States. A 2016 survey even found that Washington DC had one of the highest homeless rates of 32 US cities. Yikes. But the reason I keep covering it is because there are more and more people taking a look at this issue and tackling it from new, innovative angles. It’s proof that people rule and 2017 is quite a time to be alive. INVENTION SPOTLIGHT: A SOLAR-POWERED TENT FOR THE HOMELESS