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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...

The Leav is a fancy solar powered camping concept

04/10/2012, When you think camping, images of pitching a tent, building a fire and cooking a simple meal over it come to mind, but who’s to say we can’t go high-tech and green at the same time? Pictured above is the Leav, a concept camping solution by inventor...

Canadians Rally Against Wind Power

04/03/2012, Hundreds of farmers and rural residents rallied outside a clean energy forum in Toronto on Tuesday in a bid to call for an end to subsidies for wind power. According to a report from AFP, noise from the colossal turbines were not only making them sick,...

Swiss solar plane to attempt 48-hour flight to Morocco

03/28/2012, The Swiss solar powered aircraft called Solar Impulse will attempt to fly from Switzerland to Morocco in coming weeks. Should the flight be successful, it will be the aircraft’s longest flight to date. After its inaugural flight to Paris and Brussels in...

Honda sets up Solar Hydrogen Station in Tokyo Office

03/28/2012, Honda has unveiled a Solar Hydrogen Station in the grounds of their Saitama Prefectural Office in Tokyo, Japan. The Station is part of an Electric Vehicle Testing Program that Honda is carrying out with the Municipal council of Saitama and Iwatani for...