Posts Tagged: "solar"

Philips Solar Powered Remote

Philips Solar Remote Control (video)


This is Philip’s solar powered remote control and you can’t have one.  Unless of course you live in Europe and have plans to purchase their Econova LED TV, which apparently consumes 40w of power in “eco” mode. We don’t know if the battery can run purely off solar juice, but...

Solar Scooter

Top 10 Coolest Solar Vehicles

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Solar?  Yes please.  Only if there was more of it and it was more efficient.  This is our list of the top 10 coolest solar vehicles to date.  Some are practical, some down right expensive and others straight up wacky.   But what is really important is that they’re all setting...

Front Door Solar Panel Light

Solar Powered Front Door Light With Motion Detector


Looking for some added security for your home’s front door?  The Solar Over Door PIR Light is a completely self contained motion sensing light that turns on when it detects movement.  It requires no wiring since the power is drawn from the built-in solar panels – perfect for those renting. ...

Solar Powered Window

Solar Power Windows


And we thought the Energy Curtains were cool.  These windows, which look almost like everyday windows, contain translucent solar cells that capture energy from the sun.  They were unveiled at Taipei’s International Optoelectronics Week and come in a few different opacity levels.  The darker the window the more energy it...

Energy Curtain

Energy Curtain Harvests The Sun’s Rays


Windows lets sun shine in. Conversely, curtains keep the light out. The Energy Curtain makes the best of both worlds by harvesting the sun’s rays and uses it to power the fabrics light emitting fabric. So, effectively the conceptual product keeps the sun out on hot summer days while providing...

Solar iPhone Patent

Solar iPhone Patent


Solar infused cell phones are nothing new, but soon as a company like Apple is involved the world is all ears.  Their newly minted patent calls for an iPhone that uses a capacitive touchscreen with a layer of solar cells hidden behind it.  Cool, because I would hate to see...

Solar Lighted Tiles

LED Solar Lighted Tiles


Oh the burden of a large yard. Yup, it’s a pretty painful thing. Heck, if you’re not too careful you might get lost out there one drunken night or at the very least lose your sense of direction. To keep you on the straight and narrow is the Solar Lighted...

ChinavisonSolar Charger

20,000 mAh Solar Battery Makes The Sun Your Bitch


Chinavison once again never fails to impress with their new 20,000 mAh Solar Battery.  The huge array of solar cells will be much more effective in trapping rays and may not actually take forever like virtually every other solar charger I’ve tried. The charger comes packed with 29 unique adapter...

Soulra iPod Speaker Dock

Solar Powered And Rugged iPod Speaker System


Summer is upon us which means beach, pool, picnics and more.  But what’s an outing without some tunes.  This solar powered iPod Speaker dock is apparently the first of its kind (I don’t buy that).  Flipping open the protective lid, which is rated to IPX-4 when closed – that means...

Printable Solar Cells

Printable Solar Cells Revealed By MIT Researchers


How would you like to score some of those tax credits associated with the installation of solar panels on your home? I know I would. While I don’t think MIT’s printable solar cells will qualify any time soon, the convenience and accessibility should out weigh any monetary breaks from the...

Solar Impulse Plane

All Solar Plane Makes Its Maiden Voyage


Yesterday we had an interesting solar powered lantern, but now we’re upping the scale with a solar powered plane! The Solar Impulse had its first flight today in Switzerland, getting 5,500 feet of altitude and doing test maneuvers that went off without a hitch. In specs, the plane’s wingspan is...