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Portable solar charger on the cheap, thanks to UM students

01/31/2011, Solar power is definitely one of the better ways to harvest free energy from our surroundings, and when it comes to rural areas, it is one of the best ways to provide green and sustainable energy without having to cut down large tracts from the forest....

Sanyo To Produce The World’s Most Efficient Solar Cells

12/03/2010, Green energy has taken another positive step forward as Sanyo has announced that it will begin mass producing a new type of solar cell. These new solar cells, dubbed HIT cells, boast the world’s highest cell conversion efficiency of 21.6%....

NXT robot gets solar power option

10/17/2010, Dexter Industries intends to help you live a slightly greener life if you happen to own a NXT device, where they are offering a $90 solar panel that ought to generate enough power to run a NXT control brick and one servo. Does this mean NASA will send...

General Electric has thin-film solar panels

10/12/2010, General Electric wants a bigger slice of the solar power market with the introduction of their new thin-film solar panels alongside relevant accompanying equipment. These thin-film solar panels were made in conjunction with PrimeStar Solar, where it will...

EnSol has tech to turn windows into solar panels

08/18/2010, It is definitely an idea worth exploring – we’re talking about using windows as solar panels, killing two birds with one stone. EnSol has the same train of thought as well, as the Norwegiam company recently patented a thin film solar cell...

SoloPower offers flexible solar panels on rooftops

07/12/2010, SoloPower knows that solar power is the future, and have introduced flexible solar panels for use on commercial rooftops. The panels are made out of thin-film solar cells from a combination of copper, indium, gallium, and selenium (CIGS), which will...

Kyocera wants to turn your boats greener

07/01/2010, We all know that solar panels are one of the many ways to start leading a greener lifestyle, although the efficiency of such panels are still a long way off from being impressive enough to be used in everyday and all applications. Kyocera has faith...

Concept: Solar Panel Bag For The iPad

06/04/2010, Are you using up the iPad’s battery life while you’re on the road? If you can’t find a power plug to keep the device charged, you might be interested in this concept solar panel bag for your iPad. At a glance, it’ll pretty much...

Solar bags rely on G24 DSSC solar technology

11/09/2009, Check out the new range of solar bags from Mascotte Industrial Associates of Hong Kong, where it will rely on DSSC (Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells) technology to make sure that your bag is able to store converted solar power in its internal battery so that...

Sun Drive keychain is unique

11/09/2009, The Sun Drive keychain is very different from most other keychains since this model sports a USB solar charger that allows you to juice up a range of USB-powered devices on-the-go. Even though it is small in size, it is still able to offer up to 35 hours...

Colored solar panels stuff of the future

09/21/2009, Boffins at Jerusalem have developed a new kind of solar cell that is able to generate juice from diffused light thanks to a specialized colored panel. They do resemble colored plexi-glass but in reality are panes made with fluorescent dyes and...

Transparent Solar Panels For Windows And More

05/08/2009, Installing solar panels on the roof is great, but Windows offer additional sun-gathering surface that can be exploited with Konarka’s transparent (or translucent, we should say) solar panels called Arch Active Solar Glass. The idea is to slide these...

Lux Solar Panel Necklace

05/06/2009, Once in a while comes along a piece of fashionable technology that should not be denied its 15 minutes of fame, and the Lux is one of them. It comes with elegant looking solar panels to make up a necklace, soaking up the sun’s juices during the day...