Panasonic lights up on Wind power

by James

Tokyo is well known for it’s lights. Blaring ads that rival Time Square and soak up the power grid while doing it. Godzilla stomping on buildings while the Neon lights explode. But over at Panasonic Center, environmentally conscious designers are changing that high powered perception with a design that probably had a kid’s toy as it’s inspiration.

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Solar charger saves the planet, one battery at a time

by Chris

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It’s become almost trendy to be green these days. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, in fact there is little to complain about when it comes to saving the environment. I have to admit that I don’t go as far out of my way as some people to use alternative fuels and conserve energy. Though I did switch all of my monitors out to LCD screens, which we all …

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Mini Solar-Powered Car

by Edwin

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Solar powered cars are good and all, but if you can’t afford the real thing, why not start with something small…very small? The Mini Solar-Powered Car is here to keep you entertained. The world’s smallest solar powered car – it zooms along when the sun shines on the solar panel. No batteries – it gets its power just from the sun. No assembly required. Measures a tiny 3.3cm x 2.2cm …

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SolarRoll keeps you charged in the great outdoors

by Chris

SolarRoll

In case you hadn’t noticed, Summer is long gone. However, when it’s sunny and warm out, I like to take my laptop outside and try to do my work in the outdoors. It’s a great change of pace from sitting in my office every day. The only problem is that when my laptop is feeding off of the WiFi access, my battery tends to run down a little faster than …

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Solar powered headset lets you talk indefinitely in direct sunlight

by Chris

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There is one problem that plagues all mobile technology: battery life. Sure, some gadgets will last through many hours of use, but with most you are limited to a significantly shorter time. This is why I’m happy to see companies such as Iqua implementing alternative energy sources into their mobile products. Take their Sun Bluetooth headset for example.

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Fujitsu Siemens think green

by Edwin

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Fujitsu Siemens is currently working on a prototype 22″ LCD monitor that comes with built-in solar panels working in tandem with a capacitor and special relay to reduce power usage when on standby. Heck, theoretically it ought to be able to operate in zero consumption mode for five days on standby. When active, this prototype LCD monitor takes up a mere 0.6-0.9W of electricity. Fujitsu Siemens is hoping that this …

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New ultra green computer monitors draw no power

by James

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It draws absolutely no power while in standby mode. That’s the design of a line of Fujitsu Siemens computer monitors . The prototype 22 inch monitor was recently showcased at a press event in Augsburg, Germany, and utilizes a special relay designed to cut off the main power when the monitor’s video stream goes into standby mode, the electricity is then channeled into the monitor’s built in capacitors, which charge …

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Roll-up solar panels handy in disasters

by Edwin

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With Japan being an earthquake-prone country, it is not surprising to see disaster response kits being made available to every citizen in order to minimize the loss of life when tragedy strikes. Unfortunately, most earthquakes are often followed by a failed power supply, which is why the Fuji Power Rescue portable solar generator is powered by a flexible solar panel that can be rolled into a tube for easy transportation …

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