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Hot-Liner concept flexible solar stove

02/02/2011, If you’re the kind of person who is too lazy to start a fire while camping, you’ll probably love this concept device. The Hot-Liner is a flexible panel that is rigid enough to be used as a stovetop. It’s designed to be used in locations where there...

Solaris Red concept watch is powered by the sun

02/02/2011, Designer Olivier Demangel decided to develop a new concept watch which is solar-powered, where the solar cell itself is part of the overall stylish design. Granted, a solar-powered watch is not exactly new these days, but bear in mind that the Solaris Red...

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....


Teenager creates his own solar-powered death ray

01/31/2011, We’d all love to have a death ray that we can use to threaten neighbors that irritate us. Now a young 19-year old from Indiana has come up with something that we’ve been dreaming of for a long time, and it cost him just $90 to make. He created his own...

DIY Solar TV Remote project helps you go green from your couch

01/28/2011, If you want to keep yourself occupied over the weekend while taking a step to go greener in your couch potato lifestyle, then might we suggest you check out the Solar TV Remote project? This DIY effort would mean you need not replace your remote...

Solar-powered highways on the way?

01/27/2011, Snow-covered roads are always a problem in places with heavy snowfall and researchers have come up with two different solar-powered road systems to tackle the issue. The first idea is to have pipes filled with freeze-resistant fluids that can be embedded...

Samsung BE concept system monitors your energy consumption

01/26/2011, With everybody trying to go green nowadays, it’s important to know how eco-friendly our households really are. Now a concept system, dubbed the Samsung BE is designed to monitor the energy consumption in your home, not to mention other resources such as...

3D Solar cells will make solar energy efficient

01/19/2011, Solar energy – a renewable energy source that hasn’t been too popular due to its low efficiency and high cost of implementation. And that’s because of our current solar panel designs – they just don’t trap the sunlight well enough....

Megatex solar-powered LED display

01/19/2011, Bulgarian LED manufacturer Megatex has come up with the world’s first LED display that features a built-in solar panel. The LED display is obviously designed for outdoor usage and features a 5KW solar panel that is good enough to power the display....

Solaris V1 Solar-powered LED watch

01/13/2011, We’ve seen solar-powered watches in the past and considering that everybody is trying to go green nowadays, it would make sense to design more watches that are juiced by the sun. A French designer has decided to come up with an elegant solar watch...

Apple solar-powered portable device patent granted

01/11/2011, The US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a bunch of ten newly granted patents that are in favor of Steve Job’s Apple Inc., where the most notable one would be Apple’s first solar powered portable device patent. Don’t get all...

Hydroleaf concept shelter uses solar power to purify water

12/28/2010, The Hydroleaf concept shelter is something that would be great if it were implemented at bus stops and other public locations. This shelter features a built-in water dispensing unit and uses solar power to purify the rainwater that it collects, ensuring...

Plant-mimicking machine generates fuels using solar energy

12/28/2010, A team of researchers in the US and Switzerland have come up with a machine that functions like plants, harnessing solar energy to produce fuels that can be used at a later time. The device uses the sun’s rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break...