For my volunteer blog post, I chose to work along with my boyfriend’s dad one weekend while visiting down in Greenville, SC. He is the founder and owner of the company called PowerSPOT Power Products. The website is http://www.powerspot.solar/. The company’s location is 2607 Woodruff Road, Suite E-520, Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681, USA. This company’s main focus is to focus on the production of electricity through the manufacturing and creation of solar powered products. While learning alongside and what his company does, I discovered that their main focus is to create energy efficiency through the use of their products by running electronic and other technological devices through solar powered energy. What was very appealing about the company was the solar panels outside of the building where the products are made and manufactured. This means that sustainability is a huge focus here because power and electricity within the building itself, is being run through solar powered panels. Some of the products that I got to discover were a solar powered flashlight, solar panels for homes, a portable home outlet to help start up power in case electricity went out, a PowerPak battery which has a USB port for charging phones and laptops, and a PowerPak Mover which is a battery with two USB ports and an LED Lamp. All of these products have built-in solar panels that run off of natural energy. What is nice about these products is that these are things we all use in our everyday lives and do not realize how much energy and electricity are being used. This can be emphasized with the battery products that include USB ports. Every day, on multiple occasions, we use USB cables that help us plug our phones into the walls so that they can charge. This is one of the main ways in which we use so much electricity on a day to day basis. If we knew about more products such as these, we could create a more energy efficient and sustainable environment.
This sounds like an invaluable experience, Lauren. I`m glad you were able to learn more about solar.