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Solar panel eye implant might restore sight

05/14/2012, Don’t you just love technological advancements in the medical field? Scientists have managed to come up with extremely small “solar panels” that are implanted into the eye, and this might eventually help restore vision to the blind...

Etón’s Rukus Solar Bluetooth speaker has started to ship

05/09/2012, Fancy yourself an environmentalist? If you are, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Etón Rukus Solar Bluetooth speaker appealed to you. If the speakers managed to catch your attention earlier this year at CES, Etón has announced that the Rukus Solar...

Honda demonstrates their Smart Home System

05/02/2012, Ever wondered what a smart home might look like? If you’re curious, Honda has taken the wraps off their Honda Smart Home System (HSHS) which is a demonstration house located in Saitama, Japan. The home is basically equipped with a variety of energy...

Green high-tech house costs £2.5 million in the market

05/01/2012, Welcome to the world of developer Nick Sandy, who actually invested the better part of the last two and a half years to turn his rather spacious home in Sion Road that hailed from the 1960s into an eco-friendly abode that will definitely wet the pants of...

Moss Table generates and stores electricity

04/26/2012, A table is a table, right? How else do you introduce additional functionality to this everyday piece of furniture? The Moss Table takes a different approach which might tickle the fancy of some, where it will have its fair share of photosynthesizing...

Spinach-based Solar Cells Project Get $90,000 Development Fund

04/26/2012, A few students from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering won the attention of the folks over at the National Sustainable Design Expo that was held in Washington D.C. The students’ creation was a bio-hybrid solar panel that replaces the expensive silicon...

SmartTalk Solar hands-free speakerphone goes green

04/26/2012, Griffin Technology has just announced the SmartTalk Solar, which is a handsfree solar-charged speakerphone that will target smartphone owners. It makes sense, really, considering how many of us do receive or even need to make a phone call while we are...

Grammateller: Solar powered ATMS in India

04/22/2012, Vortex Engineering has come up with the idea of developing a solar-powered ATM that will dispense money to folks in a Tamil Nadu village in India. The company is a start-up that was incubated at Chennai’s Indian Institute of Technology, and this...

Greenpeace says iCloud Powered with Dirty Coal Energy

04/18/2012,   Despite Apple undertaking endeavors like constructing one of the country’s largest solar arrays and expanding its North Carolina data centers the environmentalist group Greenpeace just released a report named “How Clean is Your Cloud” which...

Huge Solar Tower to Power Las Vegas at Night

04/16/2012, A developer of large-scale solar powered projects has announced that it has just completed the central piece in the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project. SolarReserve is currently running the project that is hoped to be able to provide power amounting to...

Japan University to install photovoltaic panels on building

04/12/2012, In an effort to go green, the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan has revealed that the “Green Hills 1st Building”, which is a spanking new piece of construction in the Ookayama Campus of the university, will feature an installation of...

Large Flower-shaped Satellites Can Beam Back Tons of Solar Power

04/10/2012, For a long time now, Space-based solar power has seemed feasible enough and can ensure a cheaper and more eco-friendly source of energy for our planet. But for an equally long time, nothing has happened with this issue. Now however, the giant solar...

70 Megawatt Solar Plant Project in the Pipeline for Southern Japan

04/10/2012, Three companies, Kyocera Corporation, IHI Corporation and Mizuho Corporate Bank have unveiled their plans to install a 70 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in Kagoshima City located in Southern Japan. Kyocera will supply the 290,000 multicrystalline...