How to stave off the winter blues

Suntracker One lets the light shine in

Suntracker One

Alternative energy companies may be politically correct, but that doesn't mean they don't know how work a capitalistic marketing system. As winter approaches, for example, many are wasting little time to circulate word of products that provide some form of natural light to help fend off seasonal affective disorder.

The latest product making the rounds is the Suntracker One, which runs on a solar-powered motor and uses three heliostatic mirrors that reflect sunlight into the interior of a building. "Every ten minutes, the mirrors move to keep up with the sun as it moves across the sky, maximizing natural light in winter months when days are shorter and the sun's path is closer to the horizon," Treehugger reports. Or you can just book a flight to Maui.

(Photo: Nature's Lighting)

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