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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...

Solar-powered trash can now send messages

05/17/2010, So we’ve seen BigBelly Solar’s public trash cans that run completely off solar power to compact trash, but how about this for an upgrade? They are now equipped with the ability to send text messages to city workers whenever they are filled to...

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...

Chromasun working on solar-powered air conditioner

04/07/2010, There is nothing quite like having some air conditioning during one of those really, really hot days, but this just offers temporary relief since it will further heat up the world outside. Thankfully, Chromasun has received its first round of funding that...

SUNLIGHT solar-powered building installation

04/06/2010, From July 1st onwards, the city of Denver, Colorado, will see a couple of suns in the sky. Apart from that great glowing ball of gas, we will also have the Minoru Yasui office building that will aim to flood the city with light throughout the night,...

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 –...

Solar Pebble to keep the world powered

04/02/2010, There is nothing quite like renewable energy to keep the world moving, and the Solar Pebble, being the brainchild of Adam Robinson, is a concept that should be well received in poorer, underdeveloped countries. After all, this is a solar-powered lamp that...

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...

Solar Vest aims to make batteries obsolete

03/15/2010, For those of you living near or along the Equator, might we suggest picking up the Solar Vest from Chinavasion? It boasts 5V, 6V, 9V and 12-20V output alongside eight (yes, count them, eight!) power connectors and seven device connectors. Just in case it...