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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

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Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Solar power

Federico Capasso: Generating Electricity by Releasing Infrared Light

Federico Capasso: Generating Electricity by Releasing Infrared Light One of the less appreciated privileges of becoming a tenured professor at Harvard University is that most people consider even your wildest ideas seriously. Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied...

Mar 3 2014, 8:31pm CST

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean In 1979, when Richard Branson bought the 74-acre Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, he paid less than $300,000. It was untouched, undeveloped, inhabited only by birds and jungle critters. Back then, no one...

Feb 25 2014, 5:41pm CST

Stampede Of Investors Sue Spain Over Cuts In Solar Subsidies

Investors Sue Spain Over Cuts In Solar Subsidies A flurry of investor lawsuits filed against Spain in recent months may make it more difficult to finance renewable energy projects in the future. On Wednesday, Masdar, which invests in renewable energy...

Feb 19 2014, 4:21pm CST

World's Largest Solar Thermal power plant goes online in California

World's Largest Solar Thermal power plant goes online in California Power generation is underway at massive solar facility

Feb 14 2014, 8:28am CST

Employees in  German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs

Employees in German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs Germany‘s solar power industry shed a staggering 5,000 jobs over the past two years, reducing the size of the industry by more than half, according to new data released on Tuesday by the Federal Office for Statistics....

Jan 28 2014, 11:50pm CST

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market Bottling up wind and solar energies would be a critical component of their success.  And while such energy storage devices are making market headway, they are losing some ground at the same time. Two current events...

Jan 27 2014, 9:25pm CST

The Rise Of Thin-Film Solar Technology

The Rise Of Thin-Film Solar Technology I am a sucker for data visualization graphics, especially if the data involved energy innovation. Needless to say, I was thrilled to discover a dynamic mapping of the geographic history of thin-film solar cell...

Jan 27 2014, 4:45am CST

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation Many observers feel that energy storage has the potential to be one of the ‘next big things.’ A number of companies are working hard at developing and deploying storage technologies, and raising money as well.  Stem – a...

Jan 17 2014, 9:21am CST

CES 2015 News
John Hancock Signs Off On Distributed Solar

John Hancock Signs Off On Distributed Solar The distributed solar power industry has recruited another brand-name investment backer: the John Hancock Life Insurance Company. John Hancock, a division of the Canadian financial services conglomerate Manulife...

Jan 16 2014, 1:36pm CST

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future In solar, bankability is the ultimate four-letter word. Getting final bank approval is one of the most arduous, and needlessly expensive, processes in putting together commercial or utility solar power plants....

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof One of the residential solar industry’s ongoing challenges surrounds standardizing and speeding up the time it takes to get installations approved and in place. One small installer in San Diego is viewing this problem...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am CST

I4U news

Mosaic Plans Overseas Expansion With Its Kickstarter-Style Solar Campaigns Mosaic, a California startups that raises solar project investments through kickstarter-like campaigns, plans to expand overseas to communities with little or no access to electricity. The company just won $1 million...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

I4U news

Britain Has Installed Too Much Solar Power Too Early That Britain currently has half a million households with solar panels is hailed as some great victory: I insist that it’s a disaster. That in the next couple of years a further half million will be installed is said to...

Dec 21 2013, 6:16am CST

Apple Examining Integral Solar Power Converters

Apple Examining Integral Solar Power Converters A patent application exposes that Apple is examining solar power converters to solve the problem of using bulky external converters in its devices

Oct 31 2013, 11:33am CDT

AT&T Launches Free Street Charge Solar Mobile Stations in NYC

AT&T Launches Free Street Charge Solar Mobile Stations in NYC Solar power is the “in” thing right now. That is why AT&T began its Street Charge program in coordination with Goal Zero. It will provide free solar power for smartphones at 25 mobile recharge stations all across New York City.

Jun 19 2013, 4:22am CDT

Dads and Grads Gift Ideas 2012: The Solar Powered Wireless Speaker

Dads and Grads Gift Ideas 2012: The Solar Powered Wireless Speaker This is a great gift idea for dad and any graduate.

May 21 2012, 10:30am CDT

Solar Powered Clothing: The Future of Mobile Charging, 2 Years Out?

Solar Powered Clothing: The Future of Mobile Charging, 2 Years Out? UK Military on the verge of Awesome.

Mar 21 2011, 2:09pm CDT

Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Charging Kit Review: Bringing The Grid With You

Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Charging Kit Review: Bringing The Grid With You Mother nature and I together couldn't kill these panels.

Feb 27 2011, 1:06pm CST

How CES 2011 Will Save the Environment

How CES 2011 Will Save the Environment The 5 Coolest Eco-Friendly Products

Dec 16 2010, 12:15pm CST

Solar Impulse HB-SIA Solar Airplane flies at Night too The Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar airplane we first reported about back in April flew a successful test flight yesterday. After a 15 hour day flight the Solar Impulse HB-SIA also successfully finished a night flight...

Jul 8 2010, 9:09am CDT

Solar powered Sun and Moon Jars

Solar powered Sun and Moon Jars The Sun and Moon Jars are available at thinkgeek for $29.99. Inside the Sun and Moon Jars are highly efficient solar cell, a rechargeable battery and a low energy LED. When the jar is put into direct sunlight, the solar...

Jun 18 2010, 3:00pm CDT

Kiwi U-Powered Solar and USB Portable Charger for Gadgets is Green

Kiwi U-Powered Solar and USB Portable Charger for Gadgets is Green Green power is a big deal for many reasons. Charging your gadgets from green sources like solar power is great for the environment and it saves you money. The big benefit of solar charging for gadgets is that you can...

May 18 2010, 10:00am CDT

NovoThink Surge Solar Battery Charger for iPhone Review

NovoThink Surge Solar Battery Charger for iPhone Review Today I am checking out the NovoThink Surge. This is a case for the iPhone 3G/3GS that has a solar panel on the back to charge the battery. The maker claims two hours of sunlight is enough for 30 talk minutes on a 3G...

Apr 30 2010, 5:10am CDT

Energizer Solar Online Retail Store Launches, CES 2010

Energizer Solar Online Retail Store Launches, CES 2010 You don't fully appreciate how awesome solar power is until your solar charger is the only thing keeping you from being stuck without a computer in the middle of nowhere. Solar energy solutions get cheaper, more compact...

Jan 7 2010, 11:52am CST

Keystone ECO TAG Charges Gadgets with Solar Power

Keystone ECO TAG Charges Gadgets with Solar Power I have seen some odd mash ups of gadgets and other gear over the years and this ECO TAG charger from Concord is one of the stranger combinations. This thing is both a solar charger for small electronic devices and a...

Dec 28 2009, 7:00am CST

Sharp Breaks Solar Conversion Efficiency Record

Sharp Breaks Solar Conversion Efficiency Record Solar power isn't just some pie-in-the-sky power source that might be effective "some day". Right now, solar cells are cheap and effective enough to be useful in a wide variety of real world tasks. When I go camping, my...

Oct 23 2009, 11:51am CDT

Orange Unveils Solar Tent

Orange Unveils Solar Tent Orange unveiled a concept solar tent this week at Glastonbury along with the music festival held there. The tent was inspired by the new flexible photovoltaics in development. If the tent is produced, it will be...

Jun 25 2009, 6:49am CDT

335,000 Cellular Base Stations to go Solar by 2013 According to ABI Research 335,000 cellular base stations will be solar powered by 2013. The industry is seeing a push by OEMs to solar power and improvements in solar panels mean that solar power is now a viable option...

Oct 27 2008, 10:20am CDT

New Windows Double as Solar Panels

New Windows Double as Solar Panels Researchers at MIT have discovered a new method for making solar panels that allow light to pass through them and can act as windows. The discovery could allow the installation of windows to generate power from the sun...

Jul 11 2008, 11:27am CDT

Solar Keychain LED Torch

Solar Keychain LED Torch Here is a little gadget to show your support for green energy. The solar powered Keychain LED light gives you light when you need if you expose it to some sun once in a while. The Solar panel on this keychain is very...

May 3 2008, 7:00am CDT

SunPower to Build 18-Megawatt Power Plant in Spain

SunPower to Build 18-Megawatt Power Plant in Spain SunPower announced today that it would build an 18-megawatt solar power plant in Spain. The plant will be built in the Badajoz region of Spain and is expected to generate more than 32 million kilowatt hours of power per...

Oct 16 2007, 10:51am CDT

Paint that gathers Solar Power Coming to Market

Paint that gathers Solar Power Coming to Market Here in Texas we tend to have mostly houses with brick, so there isn’t as much painting as there might be in other parts of the country. However, in the older neighborhoods from the turn of the century to the late 50’s...

Jul 27 2007, 4:00pm CDT

Sunred Solar Bike is Way Cooler than that Solar Scooter

Sunred Solar Bike is Way Cooler than that Solar Scooter Not too long ago I was poking fun at a geeky looking solar powered scooter some dude built. Now a company called Sunred is showing off a solar powered motorcycle that looks pretty cool.In fact, the Sunred bike reminds...

Jun 26 2007, 4:00pm CDT

Zegna shows Solar JKT based on iSolarX Wearable Solar Technology

Zegna shows Solar JKT based on iSolarX Wearable Solar Technology Ermenegildo Zegna showed a solar jacket at an Italian fashion show. The Solar JKT from Zegna Sport is the first premium segment outerwear product in the world that can recharge a cell phone, iPod or other device using...

Jun 22 2007, 9:10am CDT

Amish adopt Solar Power

Amish adopt Solar Power The Amish, a Christian religious sect known for not adopting modern technology has discovered Solar as energy source. The New Scientist reports that in Holmes County, Ohio, where the largest Amish community lives, 80...

Jun 3 2007, 3:00am CDT

Solar Powered Air Conditioner

Solar Powered Air Conditioner As anyone who lives in a hot climate like I do here in Texas can tell you, in the summer AC is a must and it really runs up the electric bills. A company called SolCool has a really fantastic sounding AC Unit that aims...

Mar 20 2007, 3:00pm CDT

Go Green with Solar Powered House Numbers

Go Green with Solar Powered House Numbers US company Matterinc, LLC offers some very stylish solar powered number signs. The numbers are made from solid aluminum. The integrated solar panels can deliver 8-10 hours power to white LED's that illuminate the sign...

Apr 25 2006, 1:06am CDT