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Sparkfactor.org Presents - The Homelight Project!

Sparkfactor.org is excited to announce their latest in-house project! Codenamed “Homelight,” the project’s mission is to develop an efficient solar-powered light and power bank that would be ideal for outdoor adventures, "off-grid" activities, emergency situations, and daily use. It functions as a flashlight, lantern, SOS emergency beacon, and portable charger that can provide a full charge for all kinds of smartphones and devices. Homelight is different from most solar lights and power banks because it uses an ultra-efficient solar cell and circuitry that ...

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Solinos y Yo, Our Home in Cuba

Chatting on the porch.

Note: this is one of a series of posts about our trip to Cuba; please see our other posts about the trip.

While in Havana, we stayed at a privately owned casa particulare (a Bed and Breakfast). The owners, Carlos and his wife Yordanca, opened Solinos y Yo 4 months ago and business has been excellent--which is unsurprising, given the level of service they provide.

The beautifully remodeled 4th-floor apartment has 6 double rooms, a large living room and a sea ...

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