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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...

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...