April 26, 2010

Solar Lamp Blossoms

The Blossoming Garden Solar Light soaks up energy to bloom during the day and closes up at night. A solar panel located at the bottom charges the batteries that power up the LED lights and petals. At a height of 16 1/2", it comes in both pink or and white for $34.95 apiece.

Via The Green Head

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April 2, 2010

Malaysian Students Build Solar Cookers

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We think it is great that more students are getting involved in designing green gadgets to make others' lives simpler. Some of them from the Universiti Malaysia Sabah devised 10 solar power cookers made from recycled materials such as paper, cardboard and aluminum foil. One of them, the heat-trap box, is made of plywood with a glass panel that captures solar rays. The solar oven takes about 10 minutes to cook an egg but only a couple of minutes for prawns and cuttlefish.

Via The Star

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March 26, 2010

Landport Solar Speakers

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Landport's black or white Speaker has lithium-ion batteries to charge via solar power and a USB panel for those overcast days. Connect your small electronic device through its stereo mini input for 5 - 8 hours of playback on a full charge. At a size of 19.5 × 11.2 × 5cm, look for its availability later this month in Japan at a price of ¥5,250 (~$58.00.)

Via Akihabara News

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March 24, 2010

GS 109 Solar Cell Phone Does More

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ZTE and OKWAP teamed with Intivation to produce a more advanced solar phone. The GS109 features an SD card slot, Bluetooth capability, camera, radio and MP3 player. The phone can produce 70mA of power on its PV cell that will charge its battery and keep the phone going. The $40.00 GS109 should debut sometime this month.

Via engadget

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March 12, 2010

Solar Birdbath Keeps Water Flowing

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We are not sure if birds prefer a warm bath, but at least with this handmade Turkish copper Birdbath it will not freeze up during the long winter. No wiring is needed and the water is constantly recycled by pump when direct sunlight hits the panel.

Via Turkish Solar Birdbath

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March 4, 2010

Pelican Solar Tire Gauge

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You often hear how you should keep your tires inflated for better fuel efficiency and the Pelican Tire Gauge from PowerPlus takes the idea one green step further by working without batteries. The solar tool's LED displays in bar, psi, kPa or kg/cm². You can also measure the tread depth of your tires. The gauge has auto off-on for those who tend to forget and a price of £11.99 (~$18.00.)

Via Nigel's Eco Store

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February 11, 2010

Eco Freezer Also Provides Lighting

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Industrial designer Ruben Iglesias is thinking picnic and camping with his Eco Freezer. The hamper-sized device has two photocells/LED lamps powered by solar energy. They can be used for power or illumination. When the feasting is complete, the lamps can provide light in three modes, on, SOS and flicker. One lamp puts it into "low mode" while using both keep it in "high mode."

Via Yanko

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February 9, 2010

Thomas Clark Recycles to Create Solar Heaters

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Cabinet maker Thomas Clark was inspired by high gas prices and his work being cut to part time to start his own business. He builds solar air heaters from aluminum cans and discarded 2 x 4 plywood sheets. The devices circulate indoor air through the pop cans that are painted black and heated by the sun. So far, he has sold about 25 of the 2000 BTU units for $150 each on eBay.

Via MSNBC

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February 5, 2010

Get Down with the GoGroove Solar Jukebox

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GoGroove's Solar JukeBox is compatible with any device with a 3.5mm jack, i.e. cell phone, e-reader or MP3 player. While it plays your fave tunes, it charges three different ways. It takes about 5 - 10 hrs. using solar power, 2 - 3 hrs. by AC or put it in your USB port. An LED light lets you know amount of charge and 5 tips come with the device, including those for the iPhone 3(G) and iPod touch/nano/classic.

Via GoGroove

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January 20, 2010

Disco Ball Comes in Solar Version

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Party on! Have your own mini disco experience with the mirrored, solar powered Disco Ball from Kikkerland. The 12 x 9 x 9 globe can be used indoors or outside. Add a BeeGee or two and let the fun begin.

Via Kikkerland

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