I like renewable power sources, I also like casual video gaming. As some followers will be aware I am currently in the process of paying off a home loan, after I am unburdened from the pressures of this (and pay the last repayment with a few pillow cases full of loose change :P) I intend of installing a solar array on my home so I can cut loose from the grid, no longer paying for electricity is the goal and being one step closer to total self reliance/independence.
The plan is to get some in as soon as possible, then increase the number of panels over time. To motivate me and to remind me of the light at the end of the tunnel...I use a small solar battery recharger to provide my devices that use batteries (i.e. XBOX 360 wireless controller) with free power, from the sun.
It is really rewarding I must say, and interesting to gain some "hands on" experience with the technology. It's also nice to know that I no longer have to shop for batteries and discard them as waste as soon as they are used up. When I was 8 years old I remember using up 4 AA batteries in one day of continual Gameboy use, even back then I thought what a waste it was, and eventually got a AC power adapter/power pack (essentially an enclosure of 4 rechargeable AA cells as far as I'm concerned)