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Silevo hybrid solar cell challenges conventional wisdom

10/12/2011, There is just something about the genius of the human intellect – just when you think that we’ve hit a brick wall in terms of advancement, someone, somewhere comes up with something that turns the world upside down. I guess the Silevo hybrid...

Solio Bolt charges your iPhone with the sun

10/11/2011, While it might not cost a lot of electricity to keep your iPhone recharged on a daily basis, the amount ends up being pretty substantial over a long period of time. If you’re keen on eliminating the charging costs on your electricity bill, you might...

Solar-powered I-Slate tablets arriving in 2012

10/10/2011, While technology is one of the reasons why our world is in its current state right now, researchers are all finding ways to make things better. One of the ways they’ve been trying to help is using technology to go green. Deciding to start with the...

A solar energy plant generates power through the night

10/10/2011, When you think solar power, you probably think that it’s only good for use in the day, and generally this is true especially when it comes to things like solar powered chargers for phones or laptops and etc. Not content with just its use for the day, a...

Blackfriars Bridge solar panel installation to be completed in 2012

10/05/2011, The Blackfriars Bridge is a structure in London that was built in 1886, but it looks like come 2012, it will be getting an technological update that will merge a historical structure with some modern, environmentally friendly technology in the form of...

3M’s solar films can be pasted onto windows

10/05/2011, If you think that having solar panel installations in your house will make it look ugly or unsightly, 3M may have a solution for you in the form of a transparent solar film, which essentially renders it invisible. In theory you could even apply it on...

Quirky Ray charges your gadgets with the sun

10/04/2011, Do you find yourself constantly on the move and always carrying loads of gadgets around with you? If that’s the case, you probably have a lot of spare batteries or charging cables, and you’re always on the lookout for a spot to charge or...

Sharp makes attempt at mega power plant

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] We all know what a huge blow Japan received at the hands of the massive earthquake in March earlier this year, where it led to a tsunami as well as entire villages being wiped out in the process. Not only that, there was a very real danger...

AgriSolar’s solar-powered alternative to insecticides

09/30/2011, Don’t like the idea that insecticides are being used to grow the food that you eat? Well assuming farmers hop on board AgriSolar’s system, the majority of your food in the future could be insecticide free, although we can’t guarantee that other...

Wal-Mart looks to solar power for 60 stores in California

09/23/2011, Wal-Mart – the world’s largest retailer, will definitely impact the environment in their own special way with each step that they take – whether for better or for worse, depending on the kind of decisions the board takes. Nice to know...

Electree goes green despite small size

09/23/2011, If you happen to have great love for bonsai plants, then you might be interested in the Electree. This particular device is not an organic, living thing, but rather, it will eschew leaves in favor of 27 solar panels. These solar panels are extremely...

Pacific islands solar powered by 2012

09/14/2011, 2012 is said to be the year where the world ends, either that or the Mayans decided that they weren’t going to hang around that long anyways and thought that there would be no point in counting when the world would end, hence abandoning their work...

Intel CPU running on solar energy

09/13/2011, [IDF 2011] Earlier today, Intel showed us a computer processor (CPU) that was running on solar energy from a single small solar cell. Although Intel didn’t provide the specific voltage numbers, it’s not hard to imagine that a solar cell can...

Miele unveils solar heated dryer

09/02/2011, Dryers are a great way to get your clothes dried in a relatively short amount of time. However the costs of running a dryer constantly will definitely result in electricity bills that may give you a heart attack, which is why Miele has unveiled what...