Posts Tagged: "solar"

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Keystone Eco Tag Marks Your Luggage And Charges Batteries

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It’s a luggage tag!  No, it’s a solar powered battery charger! No…unbelievably enough, it’s BOTH. It’s the Keystone Eco Tag, and it attaches to your attache–or any other piece of luggage–just like any other luggage tag.  It’s got a space for you to pencil in your name and address and...

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Solar Powered Christmas Lights

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Even though winter isn’t generally known for sun, a beefy array of Christmas lights will always run up your electricity bill.  These solar powered lights might be a great alternative for those on a budget but not willing to cut out the holiday cheer.  However, the cost of this expensive...

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Dell’s Big New Solar Oasis

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The folks out at Dell have given us a pretty sweet gadget to check out.  Now, chances are, you’ve heard about a LOT of solar powered whatnot, especially right here.  And some of it is pretty strange.  Solar powered jackets, solar powered cars…well, now Dell’s going to bring you what...

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Would You Pay $300 For A Solar Powered Purse?

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Hey ladies–got a question specifically for you today.  How do you feel about the thought of a solar powered purse? This isn’t some weird environmentalist joke–this is actually a purse that generates electricity from a layer of dye-sensitized solar cells.  Dye-sensitized solar cells are thin, cheap solar cells that can...

Samsung To Launch Blue Earth Solar Powered Phone In Sweden This Month

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Samsung announced the launch of their Blue Earth device, an eco-friendly smartphone powered by the sun. This fully touchscreen phone is expected to be available in Sweden by the end of this month, followed by France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, and other European/Asian countries. So one would expect a solar-powered...

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Retrofitted Solar Power And iPod Controlling WW2 Bags

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World War 2 buffs and sustainable survivalists rejoice as there’s a new bag in town.  Actually it’s rather old.  Using a German backpack and a satchel from the last World War over 50 years ago, Vancouver BC company KILLA claims that the durable fabric will last you another 50 years...

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Teens Invent Solar Panels Made From Hair

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Solar Panels are just one wave of the future, but their cost has long negated their existence, especially in 3rd world countries.  Now a set of teenagers hailing from Nepal say they have invented a solar panel that is made from human hair. The hair infused solar panels can produce...

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Lighthouse Solar’s Lightgauge Shows The Power Of The Sun

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If you’ve shelled out the several thousand dollars required these days to get a solar array installed at your house, then you know that it’s all about the light level that lets you figure out just how much power you’re generating.  But the old Mark One Eyeball isn’t exactly the...

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Solar Roadways Could Solve The US Energy Crisis

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Solar power has yet to reach a level of adoption that it will solve our energy needs.  But if Solar Roadways has their way we’ll soon all be driving, yes driving, on solar panels. The benefits to their solar powered roadway go beyond the conventional.  In addition to generating electricity,...

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Solar Charging iPhone Sleeve Announced From MotionTouch

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So while we’ve seen solar powered chargers, we have yet to see the solar powered sleeve/case for the iPhone.  Recently announced from MotionTouch comes a “yet to be named” eco-friendly ambient light and solar charging sleeve for the iPhone 3G and 3Gs.  Specs aren’t all that defined but what we...