That’s the philosophy that came to mind when I recently ran across the sunbrella.
As you might imagine from the name, the sunbrella is a solar powered umbrella. Of course, umbrellas don’t need any power to work, but the 282 watts of electricity generated by the six-foot diameter solar panels is more than enough to run that margarita blender you’ve always wanted to take to the beach. And, while doing so, it also provides soothing shade!
And that, folks, is indeed the best of both worlds on a hot summer day!