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Solar powered reading light

08/27/2009, Folks living in urban areas most probably take electricity for granted, unlike those in villages and rural parts of the world who still live off candlelight or moon light (when available) once the sun decides to hide for several hours. How to offer these...

Cooladio Solar Cooler

08/25/2009, Picnic Plus has come up with a Cooladio Solar Cooler that helps keep your carefully prepared picnic content nice and warm all the way to your favorite spot on the park. It does so thanks to a built-in solar-power docking station, where thermal insulated...

Solar UFO water purifier

08/21/2009, Engineers from NTT Facilities has come up with a couple of solar-powered, UFO-shaped floating water purifiers which will see action in the city’s canals and alongside the moat at Osaka Castle. These machines have been dubbed as Solar UFOs for their...

Smart Sun Solar Cooker

08/18/2009, As if cooking isn’t a hot affair by itself already, the Smart Sun Solar Cooker concept ups the ante as it requires the power of the sun to keep it juiced up. Ideal for cooking small meals for up to 2 people, it relies on solar energy to power its...

Safaricom to reveal solar-powered cellphone

08/17/2009, Safaricom from Kenya has rolled out its latest solar-powered cellphone known as Simu ya Solar, where the handset itself was constructed using recycled materials, while an integrated solar panel ensures your handset is well juiced up to handle any incoming...

Sharp 936 SH solar-powered phone

08/17/2009, Softbank Mobile rolled out Sharp’s latest solar-powered 3G clamshell handset known as the 936 SH in Japan, where the 3″ LCD display is able to feature 854 x 480 resolution, coming with an 8-megapixel camera with anti-shake mechanisms to make...

Leaf bracelet phone concept

08/12/2009, Concept phones are mostly cool, and it is nice to see this Korean-inspired Leaf wearable bracelet phone fall under that category. What makes it so special, you ask? Well, the handset will feature solar cells on its front panel that allows one to keep it...

Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar panel

08/05/2009, Sanyo’s back, adding more prestige to the Eneloop brand by offering the Eneloop Portable Solar panel that can be used to juice up a slew of USB devices as well as Sanyo’s very own Eneloop Mobile Booster. Perfect if you want to give your device...

Solar highways: what about theft?

07/24/2009, A number of states are looking into building huge solar arrays along highways. For one, there’s some electric infrastructure along highways. Secondly, the area surrounding these roads should be somewhat built up (or flattened). Today, installations...

Solar Powered Pool Skimmer

07/22/2009, If you’re rich enough to have a pool in your backyard, chances are you would be able to afford a hired hand to keep said pool clean. Well, times might be tougher for some than the rest right now, so you might just have to stop hiring outside help to...

Solar Powered Travel Bag

07/21/2009, Doing plenty of traveling this summer? Then the Solar Powered Travel Bag ought to be under your shopping radar – after all, it comes with a small solar panel which ought to store some much needed juice when you require, although we weep at the...

DoCoMo SH-08A Solar Hybrid Phone

07/15/2009, DoCoMo has announced that it is working on the Solar Hybrid phone, which is a “solar-powered” phone that is also rugged enough to be “waterproof”, according to DoCoMo. On the feature side, it comes with a 8 Megapixel camera, which...

Solar-Powered ePaper Display is Great, With a Catch

07/13/2009, e-Ink displays are in our future: whether it is to build eBooks, display art/advertising or to be used in hybrid LCD/e-ink displays, they are bound to be everywhere one day. This advertising display from Neoluxiim is so energy efficient that indoor solar...

Solar Powered Marin County Fair

07/09/2009, Talk about going green at a fair – the Marin County Fair will be solar powered thanks to to huge photovoltaic arrays which provide up to 40% of the fairgrounds’ annual power usage. If you’re curious to check out the fair’s solar...