February 28, 2011
Umeox Apollo Solar Cellphone
The Chinese company Umeox's Apollo made its debut at this year's Mobile World Congress. The solar powered cellphone runs Android, has a 3.2" 320x480 display and has a GB of storage with MicroSD card. The phone needs about 2.5 hours to fully charge, but it must be done frequently to keep it from dying completely. No launch day set, but the unveiling shows a glimmer of solar gadgets to come.
February 21, 2011
Dynamis Turns Garbage Into Power
Although it is not solar powered, we find that this company is certainly noteworthy. Dynamis Energy, located in Alaska, has found a way to turn trash into fuel. Their 3.0 waste-to-energy system is simple to install and operate and they claim that it can prevent up to 11 million metric tons of greenhouss gases annually. It can produce heat, power and power recovery up to 50 MW (the size of a small town) in one of its larger systems. The company has just announced that its next installation will be in Ada County, Idaho. Contact Dynamis if you want your very own garbage converter.
Via Dynamis Energy
February 14, 2011
DIY Solar Remote: 10 Minutes, Little Expense
Take a SunMod Solar Kit, solder, tape or glue and blade and you can make yourself a solar remote in about 10 minutes. Figure out the size you will need by the battery voltage in use, add a couple of rechargeable batteries and a small diode, and you have yourself a nifty device.
February 7, 2011
Get Solar Radio Now, Before Next Blizzarama
If you started to panic when you heard about the upcoming blizzard last week, you amassed extra water, candles, a portable radio and scads of duct tape. (We don't know what the latter is for. We only know that hardware stores sell out before disasters.) Prepare for the next cataclysm with Kaito's Voyager Solar/Dynamo Emergency Radio. The KA500GRN can reach AM/FM/SW1/SW2 stations, has a reading light and LED flashlight, and comes with earphone, USB cord and 6 cellphone tips.
Via Solar Radios