A micro data center powered by solar energy is being tested out at a university to see if it is viable to manage computing and data processing with solar-generated electricity.
A solar-equipped concept yacht aims at creating interior and exterior shelter areas that “suggest the possibility of relaxation.”
Ikea’s Sunnan solar light looks to be small enough to fit comfortably in today’s downsized apartments and attractive enough to put wherever you need light.
The Solar Tree – inspired by the organic forms of nature – lights up St. John’s Square with what designer Lovegrove calls “ecologically intelligent fruits.”
A designer imagines a way to transform conventional street lights into solar-powered lights, without wasting all those existing light standards.
An ingenious little green home design called the Passivhaus Vogel sits on the side of a hill 3,600 feet above sea level in scenic Mostelberg, Switzerland.
Solarrific says its panel can transform your backpack into a solar charger, then juice your cell phone with 2-3 hours of direct sun exposure.
Having a backpack filled with life’s little necessities is reassuring. Trying to find something in that backpack in the dead of night under a cloudy sky during the dark of the moon is frustrating.
In California, government scientists and a Palo Alto startup called AutoGrid Systems are coding a path toward improved energy delivery in real time.
Twenty hours of direct sunlight can fully charge Goal Zero’s Yeti 1250 generator, providing enough power to run a fridge for at least two days.