How to Tell If Your Dog is Solar Powered or Not June 26, 2015Doggies, PetsLayla Comment Some dogs are solar powered. I am one of them. You can tell if your dog is solar powered if s/he lays in the sun: 1. Whenever possible,2. In the only spot around without shade,3. The darkest, hottest surface around,4. Until s/he is panting like crazy,5. Until s/he is a hot dog!