A solar globe is a globe that is powered by light, so it does not require batteries or an electrical power source. Most solar globes use this power to spin, and some globes also light up.
As of 2015, numerous online retailers, including World to Home and 1-World Globes, offer solar-powered globes. At World to Home, prices range from approximately $125 for 4.5-inch globes to around $500 to 8.5-inch globes. 1-World globes offers 4.5-inch globes for approximately $135, 6-inch globes for approximately $280 and 8.5-inch globes for around $500. Both retailers also offer solar globe accessories, including cases and stands.