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Charged: Solaire Generation
Depending on where you live, parking lots can either feel like a terrific waste of space or woefully inadequate for city needs. Still, they are everywhere, not to mention a critical component of urban planning. Since 2008, Solaire Generation has...
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Luci
Designed to bring light to the three billion people around the world living without electricity, the Luci is a collapsable, solar powered lamp with compelling potential. For each Luci that is purchased MPOWERD promises to send another Luci to a community...
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Cool Hunting Video: Reverend Gadget's Art Car
Among the dust in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, we spent six days braving the mayhem of the 2013 Burning Man Festival. There were plenty of interesting and strange characters roaming the playa, but one of our favorites was Reverend Gadget. He...
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Nano Solar Paint
Like several other alternative energy sources, the challenge with solar energy isn't quantity (the sun blasts the Earth daily with more than enough energy to cover all of our power needs) but with the ability of current tech to fully harness what...
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HYmini
I recently got to check out the HYmini renewable power source for a bit at the Greener Gadgets Conference in NY. In fact, I poached a little charge from it for my camera, which gave me just enough juice to get me through the event. Ask anyone from...
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Solatube
Solatube improves on the idea of using solar power for lighting, but unlike often outdated and ineffectual skylights, Solatube has the ability to light interiors not directly connected to the outdoors. That means that your dark closets, dimly lit...