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Kinesis Industries has released the next version of their wind and solar charger the K3 (like the K2).  The core of the unit is a large 4,000 mAh battery for storing power.  You can fill up that...

Designer Gabriele Diamanti has created a solar oven called the Eliodomestico that can make salt water drinkable. Furthermore, the invention can be made out of cheap and readily available materials enabling local craftsmen in the developing world to build the oven for themselves. The system works by using a black boiler on top which heats up from the sun and forces...

Posted on Aug 22 2012 - 9:35am by Lisa C.
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The Micromax X259 Solar Phone has a large solar panel on the back which is used to recharge the batteries.  The bummer is that it is currently only in India. The Micromax X259 has a 2.4-inch QVGA screen (240 x 320p), a VGA camera, and a 4.5 hour talk time per charge.  The solar panel will give you about 1.5 hours of talk time per 3 hours of sun charging. ...

As you might imagine, the folks in Japan are a bit gun shy when it comes to nuclear power.  The Fukushima nuclear disaster is still fresh on their minds. A very small village, Sanno in Hyogo Prefectrue, with a population of just 42 people is going all-in with solar power.  The small town of Sanno used a fund they have kept for decades to purchase the 216...

  This is the first time I have seen a thermal solar hot water heater that also creates electricity.  It tends to be one, or the other.  This hybrid solar tube technology is called the Virtu Tube and is made by Britain's Naked Energy.  The Virtu Tube's have a photovoltaic...

The tiny Swiss town of Tenna has put itself on the eco-map by building an innovative solar-powered ski lift. The solar lift is one of the world’s first of its kind, and utilizes a “cable car system” where the solar panels are integrated directly into the lift. Approximately 80 solar panels are incorporated into a 450-meter (492-yard) system that...

Posted on Feb 14 2012 - 9:32am by Russ
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Let's start with the name "“ Solar Joos Orange.  Sounds like a name I would make up, I like it.  Now on to the important bits, this is basically a solar panel paired with a lithium-ion polymer battery...

IKEA's Solvinden (sol=sun & vinden=wind) line has added a few lamps that I want to buy.  I didn't even know I was in the market for lamps.  IKEA's new new Solvinden lamps (202.248.10 and

At first glance the house looks pretty normal, in fact a bit better than normal.  The building standards used for this house are anything but normal.  A husband and wife team, Karl Wanaselja and Cate Leger of Leger Wanaselja Architecture, built this house with some extremely green tricks. The...

Kindle readers rejoice, you can now read in the day and night without plugging in your Kindle E-Reader.  Not sure of the name of this product, but several are thrown around; the SolarMio, SolarFocus, or SolarKindle. ...