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Sun-tracking electric vehicle charger

08/17/2011, So we know that Portland’s got its own Electric Avenue where you can pull up in your electric vehicle to give it’s batteries a boost while you take a break, but what about an electric vehicle charger that actually needs no kind of connection...

Organic photovoltaics could be the future

08/16/2011, Taking advantage of solar energy is one of the ways we can forge forward into the future without relying on other forms of non-renewable energy that burden and erode the earth’s ecosystem even further, but advances in solar energy have been rather...

Solar project delivers clean water in Madagascar

08/16/2011, The next time you turn on the tap in your home with wanton abandon, think again of the rest of the world and folks who do not have enough clean water to drink. Well, we’re pleased to say that rural communities in Madagascar have a chance at a better...

Spray-on solar cells usher in the future

08/16/2011, Solar power is something that we do not deny will make the world a better place to live in, assuming it can be harnessed more efficiently than it is today. While solar panels are still very expensive to manufacture, hence the prohibitively high cost that...

Australian soldiers to be powered by the sun

08/15/2011, Everybody’s going green these days, and it’s been reported that even the soldiers in Australia will soon be joining the movement. The Australian National University (ANU) have managed to create wearable lightweight solar panels that convert...

Rifugio solar-powered refuge works anywhere in the world

08/15/2011, Most places on earth receive at least a wee bit of sunlight, some more than others, which is why solar power is one of the more reliable forms of renewable energy which we can depend on to power our devices. Well, how about a solar-powered refuge that can...

Xenith, the fastest solar car ever?

08/14/2011, After working for the past two years on its latest all-solar vehicle, the 30-student Solar Car Project team from Stanford is ready to put to the test what they call the fastest solar car ever built. Called the Xenith, it will be taken to the Australian...

JOOS Orange personal charger is tough as nails

08/12/2011, You know how you love living out the rough-and-tumble lifestyle? Well, surely the great outdoors-loving person like you would want to make sure whatever you bring along with you is also tough as nails, and won’t break in the blink of an eye. Well,...

New LCDs could power future smartphones

08/11/2011, Now we’re talking – a smartphone with an LCD display that has built-in photovoltaic technology, letting it juice up your phone without even having to plug it into a nearby power outlet, now how about that? This is a new form of technology...

Solar Vox Ultra solar charger looks like a flower

08/11/2011, Most solar-powered devices aren’t exactly the most aesthetically pleasing gadgets around, featuring large ugly black panels that are designed to absorb as much sunlight as possible. Well, an industrial designer named Eric Botzen of Botzen Design...

SkyCase offers solar power in a suitcase convenience

08/11/2011, You have no idea what kind of gear that our boys and girls in uniform have to tote around, and needless to say in this technologically advanced era, most of their gear would require some manner to power it. When you’re on the battlefield, however,...

Apple quietly rolls out updated recycling program

08/10/2011, Apple has prided themselves in doing something for the environment, such as making sure that their products are made from materials that do not harm the environment, such as the lack of certain chemicals. They have also a recycling program, which until...