September 16, 2009

Energy Curtains Collect and Create Energy


The team of Anders Ernevi, Margot Jacobs, Ramia Mazé, Carolin Müller, Johan Redström and Linda Worbin not only design window shades, they make ones that create energy. Solar collecting and light emitting materials are built into the Energy Curtains and the length of time they are drawn during the day determines the amount of solar energy that can be used in the dark. It's a nice idea for a room that you only want to use at night, not so good for plants and people that thrive on the sun.

Via Static

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September 14, 2009

Uganda telecom to Offer Solar Cell Phones


Uganda telecom has unveiled their first cell phone that runs on solar power after an initial electrical charge. The Kasana is made from recycled materials and has a built-in solar panel. An hour of exposure provides up to 12 hrs. of talk time. The UCC (Uganda Communications Commission) claims that only 10% of the country has access to electricity and that only 30% have mobile phone excess.

Via New Vision

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September 11, 2009

Gaiam Solar AM/FM Radio


Gaiam's Solar Powered AM/FM Radio also features a flashlight, emergency siren and a very tiny price. The built-in solar panel offers up to 12 hours of usage per charge and the device can also be hand cranked, or run on 2 AA batteries or AC/DC power.

Via Gaiam Solar Powered AM/FM Radio

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September 8, 2009

Basket Rotates Plants Under the Sun


Treat your plants to a better sun bath with a Solar Powered Hanging Plant Basket Rotator. Attach it to your gardenia and it will turn a full 360º twice a day. Needing no batteries, the device uses a weatherproof timer and internal solar cell to power up. The Rotator comes in two sizes, one that can handle up to 20 lbs. and another that can take on 27 lbs.

Rotating Plant Basket

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September 4, 2009

Kaito AM/FM Emergency Radio


The Kaito AM/FM Emergency Radio is handy dandy when that next hurricane or tornado blows out your power. It works either by solar power, hand cranking, batteries or AC (adapter not included.) The KA339 has a convenient LED lantern, flashlight and siren. At a size of 8.2 x 5.5 x 2.5" and a weight of only 1.1 lbs., it would also be great for camping.

Via Kaito AM/FM Emergency Radio

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September 3, 2009

Picnic With Cooladio


Take those last days of summer and turn them into a few picnics with the Picnic Plus Cooladio Solar Cooler. The thermal foil-insulated cooler also contains a solar docking station with 2 speakers to house and charge up your PMP. For those who want a solitary experience, it also houses a headphone jack. The cooler is leak proof, has side pockets for storage and shoulder straps for carrying, and comes at a price of $84.99.

Via Sports Authority

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iPhone Solar Charger


iPhones never seem to have a long enough life when you are right in the middle of using them, so for very little funding you can keep them going with the Solar Emergency Battery Recharger. Made for the 3G and 3Gs models, it attaches easily to the phone's port and takes about 2 hours for a full charge. It can be renewed via your PC's USB port.

Via Solar Emergency Battery Recharger

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August 31, 2009

Zyrus Mini Sun Drive


Zyrus is taking the solar charger to a whole new level with its minute Sun Drive. The Korean device can charge cell phones, MP3 players and digital cams. At a size of only 64x 25.8mm, the charger provides up to 100 minutes of talk time and about 30 hours of standby. It has a MSRP is 29,000 (KRW) (~$23.00.)

Via Aving

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August 28, 2009

Solar Sound Speakers Go Bluetooth


Devotec has what they claim to be better solar power speakers. The Solar Sound 2W devices include Bluetooth and remote control and can even be used with an iPhone with a 3.0 software update. They also double as wired speakers with included cables and have an internal rechargeable battery. Recharge in 4 hours by AC/USB or 12-24 hours from the solar panel. Get yours for $99.99.

Via Devotec Industries

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August 26, 2009

Smart Sun Solar Cooker


The Smart Sun Solar cooker was intended for those who want to make a meal outside even on a foggy day. The top cover has solar cells that collect energy and induction heating and steam will heat up your can of Dinty Moore in no time. Designed by Anil Dincer and Murat Ozveri for DesignQuadro, the device includes 3 sizes of pots for feeding one or a small horde.

Via Yanko

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