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Fab Lab House – easy on the planet, hard on your eyes

06/21/2010, Check out the Fab Lab house that is on display at Mexico, where it can be built from scratch in a mere 15 days while offering enough room to house a family of four. What makes this 75-square meter hours special is its odd paraboloid shape that will take...

Electree solar charger enters production

06/01/2010, The Electree was once a concept by Vivien Muller a couple of years ago, and the device has now evolved into an actual unit – thanks to a small family-run company taking up the task of manufacturing it. Gotta love the wordplay on the name, as its...

Aeolus phone concept is wind and solar powered

05/27/2010, We’ve seen solar-powered phones in the past before, but this time round we have a concept that would certainly be a hoot to check out if it were to be released. We’re talking about the Aeolus Phone concept by industrial designer Cyrene...

Electronemo solar-powered boat

05/25/2010, Trust a boat’s name like Electronemo to run on power – and free one to boot. Jan Hamza is the director of the tour company, European Water Transport, making the Electronemo the first first boat powered entirely by solar energy in the Czech...

Ski lift relies on solar power to run

05/18/2010, Tenna, a tiny town in Switzerland that has just 110 folks living within, will soon be the proud recipient of the second ski lift in the world that will be powered entirely by photovoltaic panels. These solar panels are touted to have an energy generation...

Japanese sunlight collection system to collect 50 kilowatts of juice

05/17/2010, Going green takes some effort, but the payback is well worth the price. On that note, some corporations have taken a larger responsibility in going green by reducing the number of plastic used, but others such as Japanese precision instrument maker Mitaka...

Kiwi Choice U-Powered USB Portable Solar Charger checked out

05/17/2010, The folks over at Engadget has taken the Kiwi Choice U-Powered USB Portable Solar Charger for a short spin, and to nick off their viewpoints on it, here they are. This device will fold out into a tri-pointed design, offering three solar panels that are...

SolPix solar blind functions as solar-powered LED display as well

05/12/2010, Talk about killing two birds with one stone – the SolPix offers protection from the harsh rays of the sun if you happen to sit beside the window at the office or at home, and does not turn all of that solar energy to waste since it is smart enough...

ARKKI solar boat targets environmentalists

05/04/2010, If you’re going to buy a boat, why not make it a green one as well? That’s what the ARKKI solar boat is all about – it comes with 153 square meter of interior space and 100 square meter of deck space, boasting solar panels to help it...

Coachella music festival parades solar-powered crane

04/16/2010, The Coachella music festival will feature a new solar-powered crane at its entrance that boasts LEDs which are powered by our sun. Thanks to LA-based Crimson Collective, the sculpture is known as Ascension and was inspired by the Japanese tradition of...

LG Solar Bus Information Station

04/07/2010, A bus station is supposed to help shield you away from the elements, and that includes the sun and the rain (and hail if you get it where you’re staying). More often than not, it will be hot and sunny outside, making it the ideal place to harness...

Solar dress to juice up gizmos?

04/06/2010, Solar power is certainly picking up the pace when it comes to the world of consumer electronics, but that doesn’t mean the technology is advanced enough to handle rapid charging due to its relatively low efficiency rate. Here’s an idea –...

Powerplus Leopard solar-powered universal TV remote control

03/31/2010, Universal remote controls are dime a dozen these days, and if you like one that is affordable, you might want to check out Logitech’s Harmony 300 – although the Powerplus Leopard solar-powered universal TV remote control is greener in terms of...

Ambientech SolarFold and SolarFan mobile solar charging systems

03/08/2010, Ambientech has a couple of mobile solar charging systems in the form of the SolarFold and SolarFan. As you can tell by the image above, the former will fold up like one of those heat-resistant visors for vehicles, while the latter can be rotated and kept...