Solar energy

National Semi’s Solar Magic technology increases energy generation by 20%

June 2, 2010 / No Comments

Our dependence on eco-friendly products has been rising with the development of ever-new technologies, which push the efficiency factor of new product launches. Harnessing solar energy to meet electrical needs on both macro and micro scale is fast becoming a rage because its’ eco-friendly and helps you detach from the grid. Solar Magic technology is yet another promising feat in ...

Energy harvesting kites to generate 1 MW of electricity

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

Just a few days back we wrote about researchers at University of California claiming to meet the energy needs of entire planet through sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy. The pursuit to develop to cleaner greener sources of energy is raising the bar higher and higher for all in the fray. A California based high altitude Wind Company Makani Power ...

Electree bonzai solar charger leaves you craving

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

You do not have much to look at a solar charger. They are etched out in standard shapes and sizes using the same gray crap strictly confining their usage to little else than ensuring sufficient charge for our ever-hungry batteries. Electree too does the same, but with grace and style.

Sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy could meet energy needs of entire planet

May 28, 2010 / No Comments

With dwindling fossil fuel resources we are working with solar, wind and tidal alternatives to generate power. Just a few days back we talked about an underwater kite feeding on tidal energy to generate power. Taking a step forward, researchers at the University of California are working upon sailing ships that could harvest energy from the ocean far away from ...

PC-Aero’s zero emissions electric airplane recharges underneath solar hangar

May 27, 2010 / No Comments

While all electric vehicles have already become a road reality with newer energy, efficient additions made every day, how about an all-electric plane that glides green through the skies to your choicest destinations.

HYDRA, solar powered portable water purification unit provides clean drinking water

May 27, 2010 / 1 Comment

Water is the elixir of life, no life form can sustain without it. While lack of water to meet daily needs is a reality today for one in three people across the globe, around 1 billion people do not have safe access to clean drinking water.

Aeolus phone charged with solar & wind energy guarantees endless connectivity

May 26, 2010 / No Comments

Electronic gadgets help us remain connected everywhere, which rightly justifies their profound penetration in our lives. Of late we have seen several fantastic devices that have exploited renewable energy sources to help the equipment remain functional over longer periods of time on single charge. Industrial designer Cyrene Quiamco has devised Aeolus Phone with inbuilt power generating capabilities.

110-year-old Folk-Victorian home gets transformed into an energy neutral house

May 26, 2010 / No Comments

Renovating an old home is a demanding task, especially if you were aiming at remodeling a century old Victorian home along greener lines while at the same time preserving its historical legacy. Green Restoration expert Matt Grocoff accomplished just that to create an energy neutral home.

Solar Lighted walkway tiles ensure alighted footsteps in the dark

May 24, 2010 / No Comments

Day in and day out, we come across designs, which try to make our lives greener than never before. Ever since we started harvesting solar energy to meet our energy requirements, we have seen an entire array of products based on this principle, penetrating our lives to make it more energy efficient. The solar-lighted walkway tiles are the next in ...

Solar Powered eco-tower for hotter climes

May 17, 2010 / No Comments

Building solar powered skyscrapers makes all the sense when you have leading scientists making claims about half of the earth becoming uninhabitable by 2050 due to rise in temperatures. The sustainable tower by Kenneth Kole and Michelle Lim meets up the necessity just in case the planet heated up more than it already has.