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Ever heard of a solar keyboard? How about a solar fan or radio? These are just a few of the fun and affordable solar gadgets that are being invented to harness the free natural energy of the sun. Thankfully, more and more manufacturers are looking at solar power as a viable energy source and are designing and creating gadgets that […]
Life is beautiful in the new, digital world…
Are batteries the next must-have gadget for your home? A new housing development in Utah may serve as a model for how to make this prediction a reality.
[Wired Gadget Lab] Wind power is great, but those big turbines are inefficient (the bearings suck out a lot of energy) and, if you’re a passing bird, dangerous. Shawn Frayne has come up with an alternative to this alternative energy, which he says is ten times more efficient than a turbine and, because it has no bearings, scales well to […]
As the UK Government attempts to reduce CO2 emissions by 2020 and the world becomes environmentally aware, more people are joining in the craze. Green gadgets are popping up left, right and centre, so let’s take a look at some of the most cutting-edge designs and mod-cons. Eco pods Eco pods provide, eco-friendly, short-term accommodation for anyone interested in doing […]
December 15, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] In Time Magazine’s 2004 Tech Pioneers, clean energy entrepreneurs have been profiled among other innovators, for using the latest scientific technological advances to improve our quality of life. The US-based Medis Technologies was cited for developing new ways of delivering clean electricity to the world’s billions of portable gadgets. The Canadian company, Hydrogenics, whose products are […]
The electric industry is good at building things. That’s how it solves problems. Is there a threat of blackouts? Develop a new natural gas-fired plant. Worried about climate change? Build wind and solar power. Does electricity cost too much? Install a transmission line to import cheaper power. But build-to-solve represents only half of the equation in the new world of […]
We have the habit of saving for pensions, houses, holidays, gadget or any thing expensive. Is it not the time to save for energy so we can be energy independent in the future? Ajith
The U.S. economy is three times larger than China’s, yet when it comes to developing a clean energy industry, China keeps besting us. The U.S. came in second — again — to China this quarter in Ernst & Young’s much-watched renewable energy ranking released February 28. But there is one clean energy segment where the U.S. leads: demand response. Demand response comes into play when there is […]
Centrosolar Group AG has officially opened a solar module factory in Wismar that will produce 150 megawatts (MW) annually from 2010 on. The new site, called Sonnenstromfabrik, will cover a gross area of 47,000 square meters, producing up to 3000 modules daily.