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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...

MIT 3D solar panels gather up to 20X more power

03/26/2012, MIT is trying to improve solar energy production in a new way: instead of using flat solar panels, it is using three-dimensional ones (including a cubic and a tower version), thus increasing the surface area by a considerable amount. The end result is a...

SPEEDLINK wireless keyboard with solar panel announced

03/16/2012, While wireless devices give us a lot of freedom to use them whenever we want, one of the major gripes about them is that they require batteries to function – which means you’ll have to replace them after awhile or charge them with a cable. Well,...

Solar Ski helmet keeps your gadgets charged

03/05/2012, Love spending long hours skiing outdoors but hate your phones and MP3 players running out of battery? Well, you might not have such problems anymore thanks to the folks over at the Frauenhofer Institute. They’ve recently come up with some flexible...

Monarch Lotus: a flower shaped solar collector

03/01/2012, If you’re tired of plain, ugly-looking solar collectors ruining beautiful scenery, you’re not the only one. The folks over at Monarch Power have managed to come up with a pleasant looking solar collector inspired by the lotus flower. Aptly...

A-Solar unveils the Power Dock for iOS devices

02/28/2012, With a lot of emphasis being placed on renewable energy sources these days, along with the concept of going green, perhaps A-Solar’s Power Dock for iOS devices might be worth checking out.

Solar Stick WASP spotted

02/28/2012, Remember our earlier coverage of Solar Stik’s Wearable Advanced Solar Pak (WASP) portable solar generator? Well, here is a continuation of where we left off, with an image to boot this time around. Sporting a trio of progressively powerful versions...

Apple reveals solar energy plans for North Carolina data center

02/21/2012, Data centers in general aren’t environmentally friendly due to the amount of power needed to keep them running and to keep the servers cool. Well Apple has always advertised themselves to be a “green” company and has always boasted that their...