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Ivanpah Solar Plant Accidentally Creates Death Ray that Kills Birds in Flight

Ivanpah Solar Plant Accidentally Creates Death Ray that Kills Birds in Flight

Last week in the California desert, a $2.2 billion solar plant opened that creates electricity by harnessing solar energy. Rather than using traditional solar panels, this facility has hundreds of mirror-like reflectors that shoot the sunlight…

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Nokero Solar Powered LED Bulbs: No Kero, No Problem

Nokero Solar Powered LED Bulbs: No Kero, No Problem

You probably don’t give much thought about the artificial light that’s available around you. But hundreds of millions of people don’t have access to electricity;  many of these people use kerosene lamps at night, which are…

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DIY Solar-powered Boombox: The Boominator

DIY Solar-powered Boombox: The Boominator

Redditor anders202 built a boombox that’s perfect for summer parties. It’s called the Boominator, a solar-powered boombox that was designed by diyAudio member Saturnus back in 2007. Unlike its battery-devouring ancestors, the Boominator not only runs…

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SOL Laptop Runs on Solar Power & Ubuntu: Double Open Source

SOL Laptop Runs on Solar Power & Ubuntu: Double Open Source

Canadian telecommunications company WeWi will soon be launching a solar-powered notebook called the SOL Laptop. While it’s not the first of its kind, it has at least one impressive feature that makes it one to watch:…

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Solar Panel Snowboard: Shred & Charge

Solar Panel Snowboard: Shred & Charge

Signal Snowboards has invented one of the most fun ways to charge a gadget: juicing up while snowboarding. The company made a one-of-a-kind snowboard that’s topped with solar panels (and most likely a battery), letting it…

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SunVolt Portable Solar Power Station Charges Gadgets at “Outlet-like” Speeds

SunVolt Portable Solar Power Station Charges Gadgets at “Outlet-like” Speeds

If you’ve used a consumer-grade portable solar charger, then you know that it takes them a considerable time to do their job. That’s why Don Cayelli invented SunVolt, which he claims can recharge gadgets at “outlet-like”…

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Solar Charger Tree Feeds Gadgets with the Fruit of Electricity

Solar Charger Tree Feeds Gadgets with the Fruit of Electricity

If you have an abundance of mobile devices and sunlight, then you’ll find a solar charger handy. Admittedly, this one from Brando isn’t the prettiest charger – or ornament – you’ll see, but it does make…

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Eton Rukus Solar-Powered Bluetooth Speaker: Play Your Tunes Anywhere

Eton Rukus Solar-Powered Bluetooth Speaker: Play Your Tunes Anywhere

If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth wireless speaker, then check out the Rukus Solar from Eton. The whole device is solar-powered, and connects to smartphones and other devices via Bluetooth or cables.…

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BASF and Philips Whip Up Clear OLED Light/Solar Panel for Cars

BASF and Philips Whip Up Clear OLED Light/Solar Panel for Cars

I would love one day for solar panels to be efficient enough that they could power electric vehicles, and maybe save me some money on my house electric bill in the Texas summer heat with solar…

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Solar-Powered Remote Control Lawn Mower: Lawnba

Solar-Powered Remote Control Lawn Mower: Lawnba

While it’s not as lazy user-friendly as the Roomba, the Solar-Charged Remote Control Electric Lawn Mower invented by coder/tinkerer/not The Cure frontman Robert Smith is still more convenient than using traditional lawn mowers, and is most…

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AirDrop Irrigation System Makes Water Appear out of Thin Air, Charges Nothing for the Trick

AirDrop Irrigation System Makes Water Appear out of Thin Air, Charges Nothing for the Trick

The winner of this year’s James Dyson Award may not be a high-tech smartphone or some other exciting consumer product, but it is innovative and most importantly very practical. Invented by Edward Linnacre, a student at…

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Electree Solar Bonsai Trims Down Your Electricity Bill

Electree Solar Bonsai Trims Down Your Electricity Bill

Real bonsai can be very beautiful and relaxing, but they also require much skill, care and effort. Vivien Muller’s plastic bonsai on the other hand is easy to use and actually takes care of you. Or…

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Samsung’s Solar-Powered Netbook NC215S: Kind of Like Superman?

Samsung’s Solar-Powered Netbook NC215S: Kind of Like Superman?

Just like Superman, Samsung’s new NC215S is powered by the Sun. Will it make it the ultimate go to laptop for people on the road? It makes perfect sense to integrate a solar panel into the…

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Solar Powered Bikini: Soak Up the Sun, Get a Tan, Use the Energy To Charge Your Gadgets

Solar Powered Bikini: Soak Up the Sun, Get a Tan, Use the Energy To Charge Your Gadgets

When the sun comes out, it’s time to play. At least, that’s what we’ve all been singing about ever since we were wee little children with Rain, Rain, Go Away. I love to hit the beach…

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Pixel Qi Shows Off Solar-Power for Tablets

Pixel Qi Shows Off Solar-Power for Tablets

Anyone that owns a gadget of any sort wants the thing to have the longest battery life possible. Batteries that can pack in more energy is the way many of us expect tech to evolve. You…

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Diffus Solar-Powered Handbag: Green is In

Diffus Solar-Powered Handbag: Green is In

We’ve featured a backpack with solar panels for charging gadgets, perfect for people on the go and those who enjoy the outdoors. This handbag from Danish design company Diffus is perfect for everyday use. It may…

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