Tiny Watts

A Big Tiny Community

We’ve created a nationwide community of “tiny watts” very small applications of solar PV and solar thermal because even small applications add up in a big way! Think solar backpacks and suitcases for charging cell phones and laptops, solar lights, solar cookers, low-tech solar water heaters, food dryers, and much more. These technologies are affordable and available to everyone, everywhere.

Tiny Watts aims to engage thousands of people kids and adults across every spectrum to fall in love with the many uses of solar and become Solar Citizens.

Educators, teach your students the importance of renewable energy through hands-on tracking of the energy generated by different solar products. This interactive platform will allow students to see the energy created from the sun can generate enough power to power their small solar devices. 

We’ve surpassed our goal of One Million Tiny Watt-Hours! Thank you to everyone who has registered and helped us get there.

ASES Members can sign up, discover product info and do-it-yourself projects, plus access more resources from other Solar Citizens. We’ll track the way small actions make a big difference.

Please contribute ideas, support funding, or volunteer as a team member. Help us get TinyWatts off the ground and help make us a #TinyWatts #SolarNation.

Tiny Watts Product Sponsor

We are grateful to be partnering with Makers4good, a company that connects engineers, product designers, and makers with philanthropic projects.  They have chosen ASES and Tiny Watts as their non-profit partner for the HELIO Solar Light!

When you purchase this HELIO light, a significant portion of the product price will be donated directly to ASES. For a limited time, purchase a HELIO light in the “Red Woods” color and it will be engraved with the ASES logo.

Utilize the Sun to Live a Sustainable Life!

The sun rises every day and produces free power! Here are a few simple switches from using traditionally powered appliances to utilizing the free energy from the sun. 

Lower your carbon footprint and blood pressure by:

  • Hanging your clothes on a clothesline rather than using an electric or gas dryer
  • Drying your food from the sun rather than using an electric food dryer or oven
  • Planting a garden to grow your own food
  • Heating your shower water by the sun rather than from an electric or gas water heater

See detailed calculations of energy savings!


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