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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...

Solar Powered Car concept looks amazing

02/08/2012, Right now, hybrids tend to have the upper hand on the road compared to fully electric vehicles, simply because there is always the option to fuel up whenever you run low on gas, and finding a gas station nearby has a far higher probability compared to...

Solar powered steampunk watch

02/08/2012, Want to tell the time in style? Forget about those future forward timepieces from Tokyoflash that sometimes makes it extremely annoying since there is a steep learning curve in knowing how to tell the exact time at a glance, as you revert to an era which...

Nichio Maru car carrier goes green

01/30/2012, Cars have gone green with the recent introduction of hybrids and fully electric models over the past decade, but what about ships that sail the seven seas? Large cargo freighters are, after all, one of the major sources of CO2 emissions around the globe,...

BASF and Philips develop solar OLED sunroof prototype

01/20/2012, It’s been awhile since anything innovative has been done with a car sunroof, but it looks like Philips and BASF want to change that. The two companies have developed a prototype sunroof that uses solar-powered OLED panels. During the day, the panels...

Steampunk inspired pocket watch is solar powered

01/18/2012, Steampunk designs can be quite awe-inspiring due to the level of attention paid to the details, and if you’re looking to complete your steampunk cosplay outfit, this steampunk inspired pocket watch might just be the accessory you need to complete your...

Toyota 2000GT SEV electric concept car

01/15/2012, Toyota has produced just one – and only one, Toyota 2000GT SEV electric concept car, where it was paraded to the adoring public at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. This particular ride was designed by the Crazy Car Project under the direction of the...