Browsing articles tagged with " solar cells"

Virtue Blue: A Chandelier Powered By Solar Butterflies

With the numerous sustainable products available in the market today, people should have no excuse in keeping the environment safe. Recycling have been introduced, we have the hybrid cars, solar powered items and more. The Virtue Blue Chandelier is another addition. It is very heartwarming to see various sustainable designs created by designers just to do their part in saving the environment. what is sad is the people that opt to not care. The Virtue Blue Chandelier is sustainable lighting system with four butterfly beads fluttering around the center part of the lamp. Made of calcium solar cells, and with the solar energy collecting butterflies that powers this elegant chandelier, the Virtue Blue is good enough to be hailed as a sustainable product.

Virture Blue Chandelier

Virture Blue Chandelier

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Samsung Be Concept: A Device To Improve Sustainable Lifestyle

We have seen various designs already that shows care to the environment. However, only a few considers various sustainable resources of energy. If the design is solar powered, it can instantly be a useless item during winter. The Samsung Be concept is exceptional among those sustainable designs we have in the market. His one of a kind product has the ability to use every sustainable source of energy available. The concept has the hexagonal shapes joined with each other that collect solar power through the installed solar cells as well as wind power. However, if both sources were not available, one can make use of the kinetic energy and start rotating one of the modules that made the Samsung Be concept a useful product for all available sources.

Samsung Be Concept

Samsung Be Concept

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Nephelios: The World’s First Solar Powered Blimp

Covering your favorites sports even can now be eco-friendly as well the moment the first solar powered blimp, the Nephelios will successfully cross the English Channel. Designed by Projet Sol’r, the Nephelios is a blimp entirely propelled by solar power. In collaboration with the intelligent students at engineering and technical schools in France, the Nephelios features semi-flexible solar cells that has the ability to generate up to 2.4 kilowats of electricity. The amount is enough already to keep the blimp move at 25mph. the cells work by powering a motor who then turns the two big red propellers on who on the other hand are responsible of sending the ship across the channel in less than an hour.

Solar Powered Blimp

Solar Powered Blimp

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Firefly: An Eco-friendly Table With Lamp

Candlelight dinner date is one of the most favorite treats by many of the couples worldwide. Inspired by the insect firefly, the Firefly table is a unique table designed for business and home use. The table has the solar powered lamp installed at the center of the table. At daytime, the table’s solar cells placed underneath its glass tabletop are made responsible of collecting sunlight to transform it into solar energy that powers up the lamp at night. Every time there is a need for a lamp, users will just simply press the center part of the table to pop-up the lamp. Very stylish, elegant, and eco-friendly concept.

Firefly Table

Firefly Table

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Sail Sustainably With The Plastiki

Made of approximately 12,000 reclaimed whole plastic bottle, the Plastiki is an environment friendly masterpiece from environmentalist David de Rothschild together with some handpicked scientist. The highly pressurized recycled plastic bottles consists the 60-foot Plastiki Catarman. Aside from the recycled plastic bottles, the catarman’s masts are also made of reclaimed aluminum irrigation pipes and the ropes are again made from recycled plastics. The Plastiki will be powered by a small array of solar cells and windmills. In the spring of 2010, the Plastiki has a plan to have an anticipated 4-month sail time across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Sydney.

Plastiki

Plastiki

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The Puma Phone : A Solar Powered Phone

On a first glance, you will never think that the Puma phone is a solar powered phone. You will never notice the integrated solar cells. The phone’s appearance is elegant enough and it also has modern features like what the other new models has. Of course, the Puma phone still carries the influence of sports with its features that include an apparel and sports equipment like the GPS run tracker, GPS bike speedo, pedometer, yachting compass and more. With the kind of performance Puma has showed in their sports apparel, many are hoping that this one of a kind mobile phone they have will perform well w enough.

Puma Phone

Puma Phone

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The NanoSolar Cells : Ecologically Economical

We all know that solar panels are one of the most common tools to use in order to save or cut energy usage and eventually help save the environment. However, these earth friendly device is known to be huge, bulky, and of course expensive. However, despite of that, this tool still dominates in the market, as it works out well enough to minimize carbon emission. Today, another technology has been introduced in the market. Another solar energy collecting tool but smaller and affordable than the usual. Hailed as the Nanosolar Cells, this new device is made of thin flexible film. This effective alternative uses nanotechnology and is expected to produce solar cells that are more efficient.

Nanosolar

Nanosolar

Source: Nanosolar via Acriacao

SunTable Generates Energy Through Solar Cells

Energy will never be a problem anymore with the new Sun Table. Place the sun table outside during the day to have it charged, and use it during the night. Perfect for your laptops, cellphones, lights, radios, water purifiers and more. You do not have to worry about the table in different weather condition because, it s designed for weather-resistant and ease of use, and all the electronics are designed for outdoor use. The table is designed for sustainability. Aside from that, it is also is a non-polluting source of energy and can be disassembled for recycling. A charged battery of the table is capable to power a laptop of more than four hours.

solar panel suntable

solar panel suntable

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Stylish Solar Handbags for Women

It is now time for the women to be techie and earth friendly at the same time without sacrificing its sense of getting fashionable. This sexy solar bag for women has mini solar panels that will collect sunlight and transforms it into a usable energy for your daily gadgets use. If you are not yet aware, this solar handbag can charge of up to five gadgets and devices. Having this useful and fashionable bag will now eliminate the need of rushing to the charging stations just to charge up our electronic gadgets. All you have to do is just continue your fun under the sun and the solar handbag will take charge of your gadget’s charging needs.

stylish handbag with solar charger

This high-tech bag’s outer surface is covered with solar panels that absorb the sun’s rays and create electricity used for powering everyday gadgets.

But you won’t need to leave the bag sat on a Starbuck’s table whilst you charge your iPod, because a USB port protrudes through the bag’s lining that allows you to plug-in and charge-up your gadget whilst it’s inside the bag.

stylish handbag with solar charger

Power Purse was designed by US student Joe Hynek, aged 29. He told the Daily Mail that the bag takes about two hours to charge a mobile phone – provided it’s sunny outside, of course.

“The shape of it is designed so it can sit on a windowsill and charge while you’re at work,” he said. “My goal is to use solar cells in a way that’s unobtrusive to fashion while making something useful”.

The Power Purse is expected to be available in the UK by December, priced at around £150 (€180/$300).

via Hardwaresphere and RegHardware

Apple Just Filed A Solar Patent, Solar Macbook ?

Another breaking news from Apple, they just field a patent to infuse their computers with a thin film of solar cells. Do you think this might be their next breakthrough? Solar macbook can be pretty cool, a new generation from Apple, with battery life boosted by the sun. The patent approaches the prospect from every angle, with schematics to stack photovoltaic cells beneath the entire surface of their portables – including the screen! Greener Apple is indeed a great news.

solar macbook

apple goes solar

solar macbook concept

Source : Forbers.com via Inhabitat


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