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Viva! Solar Powered Floating Structure Comes Up in Seoul

June 6, 2011 / No Comments

It seems that many of our childhood fantasies are coming true – and let’s tell you its not on celluloid. A new floating island in South Korea powered by solely by solar energy is seeking all attention of the global citizens. Called Viva, this first of its kind island is fully powered by solar energy. One main charm here is that ...

Luce Laptop Features Light-as-Air Form Factor; Solar Powered Device

June 2, 2011 / No Comments

This exceptional design makes the light-as-air form factor laptop concept a reality. Andrea Ponti's Luce Laptop is the latest entry in the range of solar-powered devices. The device is made of polycarbonate and is incorporated with two photovoltaic panels. The panel drapes both the cover part and keyboard of the device. The product has been designed in such a way that ...

Japanese Company Looks Heavenward; Aims at Harnessing Energy from Moon With Solar Panels

May 31, 2011 / 2 Comments

A group of Japan’s engineers plans to exploit moon for an everlasting generation of power. It is a fact that four decades have passed since humans last set foot on the moon. Japanese major Shimizu Corporation has now charted out a novel idea for generation of alternative energy, following realization that Japan’s energy system has been dealt with a massive ...

Japan All Set to Unveil Sunrise Plan at G8 Summit in France

May 25, 2011 / No Comments

It seems Japan is not willing to give up its reputation as one of the top users of solar energy in the world. To cite a recent example, it is all set to unveil its "Sunrise Plan" this week at the G8 summit in France. The project aims at installing solar panels in all Japan's new homes and buildings by ...

Jerko Eco-Friendly Houseboat Represents Super Duper Eco Design

May 19, 2011 / No Comments

The Gowanus Canal in New York is an extremely polluted one. Now what has made it resurrect from its plight (to some extend) is the presence of the new eco-friendly house boat called the “Jerko”. The structure, as a whole is in fact, an energy efficient machine, says the occupant of the houseboat Adam Katzman. His environmental concerns ...

516-kW Solar Array at Detroit-Hamtramck for Chevy Volts

May 13, 2011 / No Comments

Chevy Volts have already become a hot topic for discussion as part of the ongoing EV revolution.  The car has again hit headlines as General Motors has announced that they will install a 516-kilowatt solar array at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant jointly with DTE Energy. As you know, Detroit-Hamtramck is the home of the Chevrolet Volt electric car. The project is aimed ...

Live on Water in this Eco Floating House

April 21, 2011 / No Comments

If the low lying roofs and basic living conditions were the reasons dragging you from choosing a houseboat to live in, here is the perfect solution. The one you see in the picture alongside is absolutely not a traditional houseboat you have seen so far. It is just a house which floats. The house features a spacious bedroom with sliding glass ...

Princeton University to Install the Largest Solar Collector Field on Any Campus

February 7, 2011 / No Comments

Princeton University has initiated plans to build the largest PV installation on any college campus by 2012. According to the plans, they expect to partially power the campus for the next 50 years with the help of the mass PV installation.

Amazing Solar School From Old Armory Building

August 30, 2010 / No Comments

An old cold war army barrack has been transformed into a solar powered school in Wolf Hagen, Germany. The energy efficient, modern school is an outstanding example of integrating the concepts of green architecture, education and passing on green concepts to the younger generation as they engage in conventional education.

Mowing Lawns While The Sun Shines

July 21, 2010 / No Comments

Gone are the days when the perfect day was peppered with the agony of having to mow the lawn. The new Flowcut Solarmower saves you a lot of effort and time and also the potential for you to savor those perfect weekends. The solarmower uses sunlight to cut your grass. A photovoltaic panel on the machine, collects solar energy and ...