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Beer Bottles Used to Create a Solar Water Heating System

June 4, 2008 / 5 Comments

In the do it yourself category we have Ma Yanjun, a farmer in Mizhi county, Shaanxi province in China, that managed to build a solar water heating system using empty beer bottles. The reason he did it, was to allow his 73-year old mother to take a warm bath every day. Since there was no warm water in the area ...

Solar Rickshaws by SolarLab

May 30, 2008 / 2 Comments

Though I've seen eco-cabs and electric rickshaws by now, this new solar rickshaw by SolarLab have something to be proud of. Most of the energy, 75-percent, will come from the roof-mounted photovoltaic cells while the rest of 25-percent will be delivered through pedaling so better be prepared if there's no sun outside. I can see a battery in this sketch but ...

Czeers MK1: World’s First Solar Speedboat That Does 30 Knots

May 27, 2008 / 1 Comment

If you're an environment friendly sailor and have a passion for speedboats check out Czeers MK1, a 10-meter boat that packs 14 square meters of solar panels and an 80kw electric motor. It was showed off at the Millionaire Fair last year and though it's just a prototype, this baby goes up to 30 knots on water. Made 100-percent of carbon ...

Husqvarna’s Solar Powered Automower

March 7, 2008 / No Comments

The days when you had to go out and cut the lawn yourself are history, because these days we have automowers to do it for us. Husqvarna decided to please us and announced that they will be launching the world's first electricity solar powered hybrid automower, which is extremely quiet and outputs zero emissions. Using all sorts of sensors it's smart ...