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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...

Students develop device to aid in solar disinfection of water

12/27/2010, It’s common knowledge that there is a shortage of clean drinking water in the world, and one of the solutions is SODIS (Solar Water Disinfection), a method that uses sunlight and plastic bottles to disinfect water. Of course, the issue with it is that...

Solar-powered rainbow machine lacks pot of gold at the end

12/23/2010, The only pot of gold that we can think of associated with this solar-powered rainbow machine would be the inventor’s bank account – assuming this nifty little device is properly marketed to achieve phenomenal sales figures. Why leave the...

Haven concept shelters can be stacked and transported easily

12/22/2010, The Haven is a cool concept of emergency shelters that can be easily airlifted to disaster areas or war zones. These units can be flattened for ease of transportation and the panels are made from plastic sheets that enclose a thin core of honeycomb and...

Eton Raptor rugged solar charger helps you survive in the wild

12/21/2010, If you’re planning to survive in the wild, the rugged Raptor by Eton Corporation might be a faithful companion to you. This device features a built-in 1,800mAh lithium-ion battery that can be juiced via solar power or a DC connection. It offers a...

C-Water concept delivers fresh water

12/20/2010, Once in a while, a concept comes along that blows the mind away for its sheer capability of changing the way we humans live (for the better, of course) – but more often than not, such concepts will never take off simply because the technology to...

Honda trials solar-powered EV charging station in Japan

12/20/2010, One of the main problems that electric vehicles (EVs) face is that lack of support infrastructure. You wouldn’t want to drive interstate only to find that there isn’t a charging station for your EV in the area. Honda’s vision for a...

Sony Hana Mado Colorful Solar Panel

12/14/2010, Solar panels will be a great source of energy in the future, but the problem has always been that it looks fairly ugly. Now Sony has demonstrated new dye-sensitized solar cells to gather energy at Eco Product 2010. The panel is dubbed Hana Mado (Flower...

Solar Roadways project offer glimpse of a greener future

12/12/2010, Solar energy is extremely abundant the world over, and it remains to be seen how us humans will utilize it according to the best of our ability with the technology we have. The Solar Roadways project intends to make solar roof panels obsolete if...

Solar-powered Christmas trees give you that warm and fuzzy feeling

12/10/2010, With the state of California aiming to make 20% of their energy come from green and renewable sources, it works out great that Purdy Farm Christmas trees from San Diego are lit up using nothing but solar power, making it the world’s first in the...

IMO Unveils Largest Solar Tracker In South Carolina

12/10/2010, Germany-based IMO has unveiled the largest solar tracker of South Carolina that features a footprint larger than most homes. Featuring a 1,614sqf area, the panel is smart enough to turn itself and face the sun’s brightest spot in order to capture...

Nevada has single largest solar power plant in the country

12/10/2010, Nevada, aiding California in its effort to generate 20% of its juice from renewable sources before 2010 is over, has just announced that the Copper Mountain Solar Facility is up and fully operational. In fact, it has already generating power, where the...