03/12/2013, The cost of energy isn’t cheap as gas prices and home heating costs rise on a semi-regular basis, and one place that we usually don’t think of as energy-sucking locations is the local 24-hour pharmacy. These places need to run their business at all times of the day in order to get you your pills to help with your upset tummy. But one pharmaceutical chain plans to introduce a store […]
07/03/2012, Most solar panels today generate electricity by directly facing the sun. While these panels definitely reap the benefits of the direct sunlight, they are missing out on the reflected sunlight. Bsolar, an Israeli startup, plans on fixing this problem with its bifacial solar panels. Bsolar first showed off their product in a German trade show last month and has announced a 730W project in Japan that it will get involved […]
04/05/2012, Scientists in Austria and Japan have recently revealed that they have been working on solar panels that is not only thinner than a thread of spider silk, but is also apparently flexible enough to be wrapped around a strand of human hair. These solar panels are reportedly ten times thinner than any other solar technology to be created and could very pave the way for electronic textiles or synthetic skin, […]
10/05/2011, The Blackfriars Bridge is a structure in London that was built in 1886, but it looks like come 2012, it will be getting an technological update that will merge a historical structure with some modern, environmentally friendly technology in the form of solar panels.
10/05/2011, If you think that having solar panel installations in your house will make it look ugly or unsightly, 3M may have a solution for you in the form of a transparent solar film, which essentially renders it invisible. In theory you could even apply it on windows and sliding doors without anyone know any better.
10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] We all know what a huge blow Japan received at the hands of the massive earthquake in March earlier this year, where it led to a tsunami as well as entire villages being wiped out in the process. Not only that, there was a very real danger of a nuclear fallout which was thankfully contained in time. Well, let’s just say since that happened, anti-nuclear sentiment has certainly […]
08/26/2011, Last week we reported that a 13 year old teen, Aidan Dwyer, managed to create a solar array that was inspired by tree branches and the Fibonacci sequence. At that time it was reported that he managed to achieve 50% more efficiency compared to regular solar designs, but as it turns out that might not have been the case.
08/10/2011, So you’ve just bought yourself a brand new electric vehicle (EV) from Ford. Good for you! Now there’s one less person in the world contributing to pollution, but why stop there? Why not take it a step further and install solar panels for your home? If you have the spare cash or are willing to pay on installments just to go green and do your part for the Earth, it […]
07/20/2011, About a month ago, we reported about a laser equipped plane that managed to map out the rooftops of New York City, which basically pointed out viable locations whereby solar panels could be placed to potentially generate enough solar power for the entire city. Now it seems that solar panels, apart from helping to conserve electricity, have another function, one that perhaps was not intentional.
07/11/2011, Looking for a case/bag for your iPad and a way to go green, while remaining stylish? If those qualities sounds like it could be right up your alley, perhaps Element5’s Mini L Solarbag might be something worth your time to check out.
06/07/2011, Solar power is part of the renewable energy effort, and with the continual rise of oil prices worldwide, it has even caused those oil sheikhs in the Middle East to start rethinking their strategies – after all, all of the black gold that is located underneath the dunes and offshore in that part of the world would eventually run out – what then, would the world depend on to run […]
05/26/2011, Handbags and shoes – a woman can never have enough (for most, anyways), so do not even bother getting in between them. Luxury handbags do cost a bomb, but that hasn’t stopped working women from using it as a way of rewarding themselves after a job well done, landing a handsome bonus at the end of the year only to part with it for a LV handbag. Here’s an idea […]
05/24/2011, With Japan hoping to pass a ruling to have all new buildings and houses boast solar panels by 2030, the world continues to follow this eco-friendly trend, and China is the next stop. It was reported that up to 14 bus stops saw solar panels being installed on them, where they will be put to good use in the Lianyungang district that is located in east China’s Jiangsu Province. Each […]
05/23/2011, For a country that depends a lot on nuclear energy, Japan might have a change of heart to go green in their energy collection efforts – through the implementation of having solar panels plastered all over new buildings and houses as a compulsory measure by the time 2030 rolls around. This plan is tipped to be unveiled at the upcoming G8 Summit in France, where it shows the world that […]