August 25, 2009

Cheer Up With Cheeky Solar Monkey

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Feeling depressed? Dejected? Always wrong? The 3 x 4 x 3" Solar Monkey will continuously agree with you by nodding his head. You won't need batteries, but make sure you have some bright light around to keep him happy and cheeky.

Via Solar Monkey

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August 21, 2009

Beijing Adopts Solar Water Cleaners

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In an effort to clean up their act water, China has been installing solar cleaning devices in Zizhuyuan Park in Beijing. About 10 of the devices were placed. No offense to iRobot's Verro, but what a fine idea for cleaning swimming pools. We actually found this Floatron that cleans without chemicals. Instead, it uses mineral ions, giving the device double kudos in our book.

Via People's Daily

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FLAP Visits Africa

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Founder Erik Hersman of AfriGadget got a group together to create a solar powered messenger bag. The result was FLAP (Flexible Light and Power) that can charge its built-in LED light and USB connection. He took ten of the prototypes through Ghana, Kenya and Uganda to see what they thought of the idea as sometimes electricity is not always available in outlying areas. Check out his site for pictures, video and general reaction to his project.

Via Afrigadget

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August 20, 2009

Advanced Elements Solar Shower

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We have found another cool camping accessory that will make your trip a lot more comfortable. Advanced Elements' 5 gallon Summer Shower contains an insulator panel to generate warm water quicker. Made with a durable 4-ply construction, it has a large fill valve, twist off cap, water temperature gauge and mesh pocket with mirror. The roll up shower comes with hose fastener and d-ring tie downs.

Via Advanced Elements Summer Shower

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August 19, 2009

Solar Coffee Maker Inspired by Documentary

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While this may be the first solar Coffee Maker concept, it will undoubtedly not be the last. The small appliance houses a battery that is charged by the sun. Gun Ho Lee also gave it an LCD display with amount of power, hot plate and pod filter. The designer was apparently inspired by watching a documentary about how carbon effects the ecosystem. Maybe that should be required for all.

Via Home Tone

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August 18, 2009

Leaf Solar Cell Phone

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Seungkyun Woo and Junyi Heo have designed the Leaf, a wearable bracelet cell phone with their inspiration coming from photosynthesis. With solar cells on the front for power, its dock has cells for additional charging when not in use. Electricity is also incorporated for emergency usage. Made for calls and messages only, the phone's objective is to "remind people that they can contribute to energy efficiency."

Via Yanko

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Take Powerpack Solar On Your Next Outing

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The XPower Powerpack Solar is the perfect take along for hiking, camping or other outdoor activity and can extend run times up to 25%. Self-renewing, the detachable 5W panel can recharge its 10 amp-hour battery. It has 2 120V AC outlets, a 12V DC socket and USB port making it easy to charge your portable media player, small appliance, cordless phone, air compressor or other small electronics simultaneously. A 3 digit display monitors the battery status and an AC charger is included for charging during the dark times.

Via XPower Powerpack Solar

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August 14, 2009

Solar Panel Ventilator Fan

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Want to go green but don't know where to start? This silent solar panel Ventilator Fan can be mounted on almost any type of surface on your home, boat, individual room, dog house or any other building. Simple to install, it needs no wiring, batteries or other power source. It will help keep you (or your pet) cool and remove odor while letting out the hot air. At a size of a mere 6 x 6", the vent comes with a mounting base plate and grill, fan and solar panel.

Via Ventilator Fan

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August 7, 2009

Hot Pot Saves Energy, Assists Developing Countries

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Save the planet, save personal energy and help someone who is less fortunate than yourself. Next time you reach for that crock pot, think solar instead with the Hot Pot. The steel oven with glass bowl has aluminum reflector sides and can reach a temperature of up to 360-400ยบ. A one hour charge can result in up to 6 hours of cooking time.

The 15 x 15 x 10" Hot Pot was designed and tested over a 6 year period. Sales help subsidize distribution of them in developing countries where traditional cooking may cause respiratory disease and deforestation.

Via Solar Hot Pot

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August 4, 2009

Bluetooth Handsfree Kit with Solar Charging

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This is more than your average Bluetooth handsfree Speaker/Mic Kit. The Boyo VTB60 comes with visor clip, windshield and suction mount and is gets its power by solar charging.

Via Boyo Solar Speaker/Mic


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