Tiny Watts

A Big Tiny Community

We’ve launched a web-based platform to create 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 enroll thousands of people – kids and adults across every spectrum – to fall in love with the many uses of solar and become Solar Citizens. You must be an ASES or Tiny Member to access the Tiny Watts registry and forum.

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. Engage with your students at a discounted rate. Educators get access to Tiny Watt bulk membership pricing:

  • 10 Tiny Watts Memberships for $20
  • 25 Tiny Watts Memberships for $50
  • 50 Tiny Watts Memberships for $100

Email tinywatts@ases.org to purchase and set up bulk Tiny Watts Memberships.

We’ve surpassed our goal of One Million Tiny Watt-hours and we have a new goal of Ten Million Tiny Watt-hours! Thank you to everyone who has registered and helped us get there. We want to go above our goal and you can help us by continuing to input your devices and help us go above and beyond Ten Million Tiny Watts!

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 everyday and produces free power! Here are a few simple switches from using traditional powered appliances to utilizing the free energy from the sun. 

Lower your carbon footprint and blood pressure:

  • 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
  • Plant a garden to grow your own food
  • Heat 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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