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Kyocera Solar Panels On New Prius

05/19/2009, Toyota will be offering their Prius with an option to add on Polycrystalline Si solar cells from Kyocera Corp. in Japan, where the said solar panel comprises of three dozen cells arranged nicely in six rows and an equal number of columns. Each cell will...

Transparent Solar Panels For Windows And More

05/08/2009, Installing solar panels on the roof is great, but Windows offer additional sun-gathering surface that can be exploited with Konarka’s transparent (or translucent, we should say) solar panels called Arch Active Solar Glass. The idea is to slide these...

MightyMintyBoost Solar-Powered Charger

05/06/2009, The MightyMintyBoost is a rechargeable, solar-powered MintyBoost charger. It does away with the low-capacity AA batteries for a higher capacity, rechargeable lithium polymer battery, while the addition of a solar cell helps make charging wherever you are...

Solar Flyer Electric Bike

05/06/2009, Richard Gryzch has had enough with heading off to the gas station whenever his bike’s fuel tank runs empty that he literally took things into his own hands and come up with the Solar Flyer – a solar-powered bike. This project took over two...

Lux Solar Panel Necklace

05/06/2009, Once in a while comes along a piece of fashionable technology that should not be denied its 15 minutes of fame, and the Lux is one of them. It comes with elegant looking solar panels to make up a necklace, soaking up the sun’s juices during the day...

SUCK Solar Clock

05/04/2009, The SUCK Solar Clock that you see here won’t run out of juice as long as you leave it to suck up enough solar juice throughout the day. Well, this ought to work just nice for folks who get plenty of sunlight in their bedrooms, as the SUCK Solar...

Solio Communicator Unleashed

02/17/2009, [Mobile World Congress] Better Energy Systems has introduced its Solio Communicator at Mobile World Congress 2009, tackling the going green issue with new gusto. The Solio Communicator hopes to provide virtually unlimited talk-time by harnessing the power...

Xantrex Solar Charger Prototype

01/08/2009, [CES 2009] Going green is a pretty big theme at CES this year – after all with the stuttering economy, it makes perfect sense to help renew and preserve whatever we have to save costs (as well as have a green planet for our kids in the future). It...

Personal Solar Fan For Caps

07/24/2008, It’s simple, and cool, literally. In theory, this would be a great way to cool yourself but in practice you might look like too nerdy. It doesn’t need any battery, since it’s solar-powered and what better place to get sunlight than a cap...

Solar Mole Chaser

03/12/2008, I have seen all kinds of devices like that. Living in an urban area, I have little use for it, but it has a solar panel, so it sparked my interest. It turns solar energy into electricity that is used to generate a sonic tone that is supposed to deter...

Key Chain Solar Charger

03/11/2008, The key Chain solar charger is meant to slow down the drain of your battery, but if you’re patient enough, you might be able to charge it, although I guess that it would take a few days for a full charge (if the phone is turned off). The...

Solar-powered Lawnmower

03/06/2008, I guess it makes perfect sense that nobody would want to mow the lawn when it is raining, so the premise for a solar-powered lawnmower is a no-brainer. Husqvarna has rolled out its automatic electric solar-powered hybrid robotic lawn mower that claims to...

Konarka Demonstrates its Inkjet Printed Solar Cells

03/04/2008, Konarka Technologies Inc has demonstrated its solar-cell manufacturing based on inkjet printing technology. They are not the only ones in the thin-film solar cells space, but I guess that having more players increases the odds of having something that we...