Tag Archives: solar power

  • SolarGaps: Energy Generating Solar Panel Window Blinds

    SolarGaps: Energy Generating Solar Panel Window Blinds

    Solar energy is one of the biggest potential money savers the future holds, in addition to being great for the environment as well. But not everybody interested in harnessing the power of themselves has a secret volcano lair or a roof to call their own, and now there are SolarGaps for those who only have […]

  • Apple Energy: Apple Creates Company to Sell Off Solar Energy

    Apple Energy: Apple Creates Company to Sell Off Solar Energy

    Apple is what’s known in the industry as a “hot brand,” but I respect the intelligence of my readers too much to go for some kind of pun involving that phrase and their most recent endeavor to sell off excess solar energy collected on its Cupertino and Nevada solar farms. It’s called Apple Energy LLC. […]

  • Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

    Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

    “Self-filling water bottles” might sound like some kind of made-up invention, but evidently modern technology makes such a thing quite possible.  As a result, we now have Fontus, billed as the first self-filling water bottle in the world. Fontus works by snatching moisture out of the surrounding air, for a water bottle that purportedly never […]

  • Project Sunroof: Google Launches Solar Power Initiative (Video)

    Project Sunroof: Google Launches Solar Power Initiative (Video)

    Most people are probably interested in solar energy in theory, but actually putting it into practice can often seem intimidating or more trouble than it’s worth. In between solving all the other problems of the world, Google recently announced they’re taking on this one too, with what they’re calling Project Sunroof. Basically, Project Sunroof provides […]

  • Lucy: Natural Lighting System From Solenica (Video)

    Lucy: Natural Lighting System From Solenica (Video)

    Are you getting enough sunlight? If you’re a modern denizen of 2015, it’s possible you aren’t, especially if you spend all day cooped up in some office staring at a computer screen. One way to fix that would be to focus some of those precious solar rays inside, which is exactly what Lucy by Solenica […]

  • FEBO: Engrave Wood With the Sun

    FEBO: Engrave Wood With the Sun

    Harnessing the power of the sun is a growing concern in recent years, thanks to new levels of environmental consciousness. But one method of solar power has been around for generations: using a magnifying glass to burn a hole in something. It’s this principle that powers FEBO, a device for wood engraving that uses nothing […]

  • Nipi: An Actually Smart Cooler and Portable Solar Generator

    Nipi: An Actually Smart Cooler and Portable Solar Generator

    It almost doesn’t seem sporting to call a product that doesn’t sync up to a smartphone a “smart” product – but Nipi is a cooler and solar charger with enough truly intelligent features that it earns the “smart” designation and then some. Probably the best of those features is Nipi’s built-in solar panel for charging […]

  • Aquila: Facebook Unveils Solar-Powered Internet Airplane (Video)

    Aquila: Facebook Unveils Solar-Powered Internet Airplane (Video)

    One of the big challenges of the 21st century is going to be providing internet access for everyone, not just those who can afford it or live close to a public library. Facebook has been one of the pioneers in that challenge, with the unveiling of Aquila, a solar powered airplane that’s only the latest […]

  • Solar Paper: “The World’s Thinnest and Lightest Solar Charger”

    Solar Paper: “The World’s Thinnest and Lightest Solar Charger”

    No, Solar Paper isn’t notebook paper that somehow absorbs and uses energy from the sun. The “paper” in the name is instead a reference to its size – more precisely its thinness, as the product is billed by its makers at YOLK as “the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger.” Solar Paper is just .15 […]