May 30, 2011

Solar Tulip Lights Up Spring


Fake out your neighbors with this three-pack of Eternal Tulips. In shades of yellow, red and purple, no tools are needed to set up these solar flowers that will soak up sunshine during the day and nicely glow at night. Stakes come with them for easy installation.

Via Solar Flowers

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May 23, 2011

Solar Kitchen Restaurant Tours Europe


The Finnish beer company Lapin Kulta came up with a great way to spread the word about indulging in their product this summer and keeping it green. They will be tooling around Europe with their Solar Kitchen Restaurant. The team of designer Marti Guixe and foodster Antto Melasniemi will be setting up shop at different locations and cook on pots and pans on solar dishes. Because the weather can vary, the menu will change each day. They are expecting barbecues on sunny days and salads on gloomy ones. We suspect that as long as the beer is flowing, the entrees will not matter.

Via Lapin Kulta

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May 16, 2011

TRU Distribution Center Gets Huge Solar System


Toys 'R Us claims that it will soon have the largest solar system in North America. Located atop their distribution center in Flanders, NJ, the roof spans about 32 acres and about 20 of those will be covered in panels. The Constellation Energy project should be completed by the end of summer and will provide about 72% of the building's electricity.

Via Bloomberg

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May 9, 2011

Top Ten US Solar Cities


See if your state is on the top ten solar list released by the New York Times. California ranks first with 47% of the power that is coming out of the US, not surprising as the former Governator was pushing for it when he was in office, followed by New Jersey with a mere 14%. Here is the remainder of the list:

  • 3. Colorado: 5 percent

  • 4. Arizona: 5 percent

  • 5. Nevada: 5 percent

  • 6. Florida: 4 percent

  • 7. New York: 3 percent

  • 8. Pennsylvania: 3 percent

  • 9. New Mexico: 2 percent

  • 10. North Carolina: 2 percent


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May 2, 2011

BTX Solar Drapery System


BTX has created a solar-powered drapery system that will fit nicely in to any solar-powered domicile. Completely plug and play, the Tumo Excel Eco-line can handle up to 44 lbs. with its motor and you can also use it manually on gloomy days. Each comes with switch, RF remote and network control to make it super simplified. Contact BTX for price and availability.


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