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Powerbrella Helps Juice Up Gadgets

05/26/2009, This is an idea that has just been sitting around, waiting to be executed, and we’re glad that the day has arrived. We’re talking about the Powerbrella, a patio umbrella that does more than just keep you cool from the summer sun – it...

ECO Jetski Goes Electric

05/26/2009, As conventional wisdom goes, water and electricity don’t mix too well, but the new ECO Jetski is an electric jetski by EcoWatercraft. Why electric? Well, jetskis have been rated as the top pollutants to water in the US alone, which means the ECO...

Sharp Solar Module Charges Phones

05/26/2009, Sharp could be on to the next big thing here with their integrated Solar Module that can juice up your handset wherever you go. This module is also known as the LR0GC02, and was recently made available for the global market. Guess this means we...

Sanyo Offers Best Solar Cells In The World

05/22/2009, Sanyo stands tall yet again by having developed the world’s highest energy conversion efficiency in practical size (100 cm2 or more) crystalline silicon-type solar cells, touching a previously unheard-of efficiency of 23% (the previous record stood...

Orange Power Pump

05/21/2009, If you have plans to head off to a place where you know there won’t be a power outlet for miles anywhere, then might we suggest the Orange Power Pump to help your gadgets remain juiced up even when it rains (yeah, solar power can be a pain if it is...

World Games Stadium Is Completely Solar Powered

05/20/2009, Kudos to the government of Taiwan to come up with the World Games Stadium that was specially built to rely on solar-power completely for all of its energy needs and more. This is made possibly be an array of 8,844 solar panels that span an area of 14,155...

Air-powered Battery

05/20/2009, We’ve seen battery technology improve by leaps and bounds over the years, but here’s something new for everyone to consider – the air-powered battery known as the STAIR (St Andrews Air) battery. It charges just like other standard...

Kyocera Solar Panels On New Prius

05/19/2009, Toyota will be offering their Prius with an option to add on Polycrystalline Si solar cells from Kyocera Corp. in Japan, where the said solar panel comprises of three dozen cells arranged nicely in six rows and an equal number of columns. Each cell will...

Solar Powered Netbook

05/18/2009, iUnika of Spain is currently working on a new netbook – so what’s new with it, considering just about any other computer manufacturer cannot wait to jump aboard the bandwagon if they haven’t done so already? iUnika’s version is...

UK Government Works On Smart Meter Plans

05/12/2009, The UK Government is working hard to make sure that all UK homes will be fitted with a smart meter by 11 years’ time, and the whole point is to make everyone aware about climate change and the adverse impact on our environment if we use electricity...

Air-powered Bike

05/11/2009, Talk about saving the earth by employing a totally doable idea – the air-powered motorcycle from India courtesy of a team of engineering students from that part of the world. Unfortunately for those who have the need for speed, this air-powered bike...

Seedbomb Helps Keep Earth Green

05/08/2009, Want to keep the earth green? Well, this idea takes its inspiration from World War II where American pilot Gale Halvorson actually airdropped candies for the Berlin children in the name of hope. The Seedbomb would follow a similar concept, although the...

Gocycle Electric Bicycle

05/07/2009, The Gocycle holds the distinction of being the lightest production electric bicycle in the world, tipping the scales at a mere 16.2kg. Despite its diminutive size, it is able to move around up to 20 miles before requiring a recharge, alongside a top speed...

Veos Orb Harnesses Kinetic Energy

05/07/2009, Just like Gambit from the X-Men, the Veos orb you see here harnesses the power of kinetic energy when tossed into the washer bin, where it will hold a load of fabric softener and a matrix of free-floating zinc/oxide nanowire plates that enables the ball...