Illuminate your landscape and light up your walkway so its easily traversable at night with these

Illuminate your landscape and light up your walkway so its easily traversable at night with these outdoor solar-powered lights. Whether you prefer motion sensor lighting or individual landscape spotlights, there’s a type of outdoor solar lights out there for you. For instance, to get soft lighting on your back patio, outdoor string lighting can perfectly set any mood you are looking for. Utilizing solar power will also help you save on electric bills. Take a look at these exterior illumination options and make the most out of your backyard before summer is over! Lighting up the driveway by the garage or brightening up the backyard path, URPOWER Solar Lights are wireless, waterproof, and motion sensor. They have eight LED lights which offers double the brightness of most motion-sensor lights. They also possess positive and negative pole directions, which is different than their competitors. The four-pack runs on an automated switch that detects movement in a 10-foot range and automatically turns on and off when it senses. It posts a 120° sensing angle for a wide range of usage. URPOWER posts a five-year LED life span for up to 50,000 hours of power. If you’re looking to line a g...

Canadian company sets up shop on Iron Range to make solar panels

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. — The solar panel industry has been in tumult for the past few years, and few know that better than Martin Pochtaruk. He runs a company called Heliene, whose manufacturing operations in Canada were crushed in 2018 by U.S. tariffs on solar panel imports. Pochtaruk pivoted a big chunk of his company’s production to the United States, taking over the former home of a failed Minnesota solar panel maker in Mountain Iron. “You have to be prepared and have the agility to react to import and export policy changes,” Pochtaruk said. And under President Donald Trump, trade policy changes have come quickly and dramatically for the solar industry. Heliene, which continues operating its original plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is a small player in the North American market. But it is Minnesota’s only surviving solar panel manufacturer. And with 92 workers in Mountain Iron working three shifts, it is a welcome economic addition to the Iron Range. U.S. demand for solar panels is strong, while supply is constrained, because of a combination of tariffs and the impending phaseout of federal solar-energy tax credits. The former has put a crimp on foreign competition, while...