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Tenerife offers first bioclimatic holiday village in the world

07/28/2010, The Spanish island of Tenerife will soon be known as the first bioclimatic holiday village in the world, where each of the 25 energy self-sufficient houses has been built in individual designs utilizing different technologies, where it will function as a...

Concept: Solar-powered Dual Pod Transport

07/26/2010, When folks talk about solar vehicles, it’s easy to imagine some dinky little bicycle that has a few solar panels crammed here and there, but this Dual Pod Transport concept design looks anything but meek. It’s powered by an electric motor, and...

Apple-Shaped Solar Charger With Leaf-shaped Solar Panels

07/26/2010, We’ve previously seen a leaf-shaped solar panel, one that doesn’t look so out of place when installed into our garden, and to take the concept one step further, the company has followed up the idea by coming up with the world’s first...

Honda To Launch Plug-in Hybrid, EV In US And Japan In 2012

07/21/2010, Honda has announced that it’s planning to introduce more efficient and green vehicles in the future, and will be launching a battery-electric vehicle and a new plug-in hybrid vehicle or mid-size to larger vehicles in the US and Japanese markets by...

Koolhaus Concept Helps You Keep Tabs On Your Water Usage

07/20/2010, If Tony Stark (Iron Man) were to design his own bathroom, he’d probably come up with a futuristic faucet design like this Koolhaus tap. It allows users to measure and monitor the total water volume used by each bathroom appliance, which will be a...

Solar Plane Completes Its 24-hour Flight

07/08/2010, It’s a small step forward for the solar plane, dubbed the Solar Impulse, and a rather large step forward for solar aviation. The experimental solar-powered plane has just completed its first 24-hour test flight, confirming that it is capable of...

Uplink Solar-powered Speaker Strap Concept

07/07/2010, Wish you could listen to your music while jogging without being cut off from the sounds of the outside world? The Uplink Audio Strap System concept might be able to help you achieve that, as it’s designed to use its four ultrasound speakers to play...

DIY Bicycle USB-power Generator

07/07/2010, Chances are that you’ve had a dynamo on your bicycle before, so you know that you are generating some form of energy while riding your bicycle. So what if we could use that energy to charge your gadgets, it’d be quite useful to be able to keep...

DIY Electric Car Is Eco-friendly

07/06/2010, Turns out that automobile manufacturers aren’t the only ones who are trying to make their vehicles more eco friendly, as a person called David Cloud decided to spend a good three grand to convert his 1997 Geo Metro to run on an electric engine,...

Solar Powered Mototaxi Aims To Reduce Pollution

06/27/2010, A professor at the University of San Marcos has created a solar panel fitted on a “mototaxi”, designed for the streets of Lima in Peru. These zero-emission mototaxis are able to run on pedal-power, or via a battery that is attached to the...

Solafrica Brings Solar Soccer To Africa

06/16/2010, Despite the fact that the current World Cup is being held in South Africa, there are a great many folks over there who won’t be able to catch the matches, due to the inability to purchase a ticket or maybe even the lack of electricity. A non-profit...

LG F-Q232LASS Solar Hybrid Air Conditioner

06/16/2010, LG has announced Korea’s first eco-friendly residential hybrid air conditioner, the F-Q232LASS. This device doesn’t solely rely on your electrical outlet to get its juice, rather it’s partially powered by solar energy gathered through...