Solar Power

SolarKindle case packs sun-charged battery and reading lamp

SolarKindle case packs sun-charged battery and reading lamp

E-Ink's power-sipping frugality makes it an ideal partner to solar panels, and so it's hard to believe SolarFocus' SolarKindle idea hasn't been offered before. A combination case, recharging system and LED light for the Kindle ereader, the new accessory is fronted by a bank of solar cells that recharge an integrated 1,500 mAh battery pack. That battery can be used to top up your Kindle's power, turn on the flip-out LED lamp, or both.

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Solar satellite plan blasts fossil fuels with eco-laser

Solar satellite plan blasts fossil fuels with eco-laser

A study group of the International Academy of Astronautics in Paris this week has published a study which notes that in as little as 30 years we could be meeting our global power needs by harvesting the sun's solar energy with satellites. This group notes that with seed money from the government, orbiting power plants will be "technically feasible" within a decade or two, each plant able to beam solar energy back to Earth for use by citizens across it. Of course all of this is without a specific road map or exact scientific architecture it seems, but it seems like a good time!

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Samsung reveals Solar Powered Internet School for Africa

Samsung reveals Solar Powered Internet School for Africa

When technology giants like Samsung get it in their minds that they've got a mission to save the world, one might expect such epic wins as this Solar Powered Internet School to come to fruition. That's just what's happened this week as Samsung notes its first Solar Powered Internet School unit is currently undergoing pilot testing at the Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy in Boksberg and will be shipped out to other regions within months. Ship em all!

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Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac Hands-on [Video]

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac Hands-on [Video]

As we saw announced in the middle of last month, Logitech it coming correct with its newest iteration of the Wireless Solar Keyboard, this time catering specifically to the Mac user. As we saw at this year's Pepcom Holiday Spectacular (2011), the new K750 not only comes in several color combinations, it actually works with solar power - believe it or not! Our helpful Logitech representatives showed us briefly what the keyboard was all about - check it out!

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Google details green credentials

Google details green credentials

Google has launched a stats offensive to prove its carbon-neutral status, adding a "The Big Picture" section to its Google Green pages that claims a month of using the search giant's various services only amounts to 3hrs light from a 60W bulb per user. The company's data centers use less than 0.01-percent of the world's electricity - something that's actually still pretty mind-boggling, if you think about it - thanks to a combination of renewable energy sources like solar and wind, and more creative building design.

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Yosemite adds lots of solar panels to save $50K yearly in electricity costs

Yosemite adds lots of solar panels to save $50K yearly in electricity costs

Going green is a big deal not only for the environment, but also for the impact it can have on the costs to operate a business or home. The price of electricity is a huge expense for many organizations and even what seem to be small reductions in energy use can add up to huge savings. Yosemite National Park has rolled out a new solar power system that is placed on existing structures to minimize the impact to the views and environment in the park.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 9th 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 9th 2011

The biggest news this week is Google I/O, coming up tomorrow. We will be there live, so be sure to stay tuned for all the exciting announcements, and of course our analysis. In other news this morning, the Apple brand may be one of the most valuable in the world, even more than Google. And we know people love Apple products, but, let's not fight about them, mmmkay? And we are continuing to follow the Sony PlayStation Network story, as Sony has just announced that it will be the end of May before they get up and running fully again. Plus, NVIDIA and Icera, news about the Nexux S 4G, yet another Android tablet, and one that's a little different, and lots lots more.

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Eton Soulra XL solar-power iPhone dock debuts

Eton Soulra XL solar-power iPhone dock debuts

I will be glad when scientists and researchers are able to design a solar panel that allows us to harvest more free energy from the sun. There are a number of gadgets and devices on the market today that use solar panels to supplement power and charge batteries. The catch is that most of that stuff takes a really long time to charge using solar power. A new solar powered radio has turned up called the Soulra XL from Eton.

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Purdue Solar Racing team’s entry gets 2,200mpg

Purdue Solar Racing team’s entry gets 2,200mpg

Solar power is an awesome thing. If we can harness all the free energy that comes from the sun efficiently, we will have an unlimited supply of free energy that can be used for all sorts of things from powering our gadgets to running the AC system in our homes. Even Google is getting into the solar power business. One of the more interesting things that solar power is being used for is to power experimental cars. The Purdue Solar Racing team has unveiled its special racing car and the thing is very impressive.

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SlashGear Science Week In Review – April 23rd, 2011

SlashGear Science Week In Review – April 23rd, 2011

This week in Science, a hybrid car that was green before green was cool, the possible future of solar energy, a couple of interesting concrete concepts, and a whole lot of medical innovations. Oh, and robots. One that takes a licking and keeps on ticking, and others that can go where no man wants to go.

Earth day was this week, so we have featured some green concepts and innovations. We always like seeing more efficient ways of doing things, and a road that powers its own lighting and traffic systems is a great example of that. But first, the world's first hybrid car.

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