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Hama Zero Eco-friendly Solar Bike Fujin

08/04/2010, The Japanese company Hama Zero has come up with the Solar Bike Fujin, which is a simple looking electric bike that is equipped with a solar panel placed in a box at the back of the bike to keep it juiced. The bike itself is powered by a lithium-ion...

Floating Wind Lens Farm To Increase Offshore Energy Production

08/02/2010, Eco-friendly wind turbines might not always look good, but if you take a peek at the design of the Wind Lens, which is a new design for offshore wind turbines, you have to admit it looks pretty good. Aside from looking good, this design also promises that...

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...

Nissan Leaf To Launch In The US In December With 8-year Warranty

07/28/2010, Folks who have been looking forward to getting hold of the eco-friendly Nissan Leaf should be quite happy to hear that Nissan North America’s Executive Vice President, Carlos Tavares, has announced that the car will be launching in California,...

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...

USC Researchers Produce Flexible Next-gen Solar Cells

07/26/2010, The smart folks over at the University of Southern California have come up with polymer sheets that can be used to create dense arrays of flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. Such cells have previously been proposed as a method to achieve low cost...

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...

New heat pump helps you go green

07/09/2010, Heat pumps have a twofold purpose – to provide heating when the mercury drops, while cooling things down during the summer. They’re pretty cool in moderate climates, although aren’t efficient at all in extreme cold climates. Researchers...

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,...