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Self Solar

Portable and personal solar devices make it easy to go green

Implications - The accessibility of solar power to the average consumer is rising as personal use devices with photovoltaic capabilities become more readily available. Solar panels incorporated into ordinary objects like books, phones and kitchen appliances offer an easy and convenient way to adopt a greener lifestyle.
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Solar Panel Necklaces
Solar Panel Necklaces
The Eco-Friendly Lux by Mae Yokoyama Emits Light at Night
These Lux solar panel necklaces by Konstfack student Mae Yokoyama literally have small solar powered shingles on them that charge in the sunlight, enabling the LEDs at the top of each panel to emit a small… MORE
Compact Solar Panels
Compact Solar Panels
Take Energy With You With Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar Panels
The Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar is the perfect solution to those busy times where you forgot to charge one of your very vital electronic devices. The Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar is a square device… MORE
Photosynthetic Headbands
Photosynthetic Headbands
Q-Sound Bluetooth Headphones Use Solar Power To Live
The Q-sound, designed by engineering student Stephen Shepeleff, is using blue to go green. The Q-Sound, a concept pair of headphones, uses bluetooth to connect to any compatible music playing device or… MORE
Solar-Powered Netbooks
Solar-Powered Netbooks
The iUnika Gyy is Comprised of Bioplastics & Biodegradable Materials
The iUnika Gyy is a netbook designed for use in developing countries that doesn't need to be plugged in to be used, as it's outfitted with solar panels that are capable of powering the diminutive computer.… MORE
Hanging Solar Chargers
Hanging Solar Chargers
Sunbox Solar Panels Can Be Hung on a Standard Clothesline
Jinsic Kim has designed these Sunbox solar panels, which can be hung outside on a clothesline in the sun alongside your laundry. Sunbox is a very simple and lightweight device; it only consists of an electric… MORE
Eco-Friendly Digital Books
Eco-Friendly Digital Books
Snippy the Solar-Powered E-Book Reader Is A Truly Novel Concept
The idea of a solar-powered e-book reader has been around for some time, but now there is a workable prototype that looks like it could actually make a dent in the e-book market, even going up against… MORE
Solar Panel Home Lights
Solar Panel Home Lights
The Kiran Solar Lamp Recharges in Just 8 Hours
With the holidays just around the corner, we are looking for ways to save money while still making sure we buy truly special gifts for those we love. D. Light has come to the rescue with the Kiran solar… MORE
Solar-Powered Lawnmowers
Solar-Powered Lawnmowers
The Sunwhisper/24 Runs on Silent Sun
The Sunwhisper/24 is a super quiet solar powered grass cutting machine built from a modified Black and Decker cordless mower upon which freepowersys.org has mounted a solar panel. Using a non-gas mower… MORE
Solar Powered Smartphones
Solar Powered Smartphones
NTT Docomo Reveals Sun-Charged, Waterproof Mobile
NTT Docomo has officially revealed their solar-powered mobile to the world. The phone is a sleek full-featured device that is sure to impress for the reasons you might not expect. NTT Docomo isn’t looking… MORE
Solar-Powered Stereos
Solar-Powered Stereos
'Sunny Song' is Based on NXT Panel Technology
Tryi Yeh is the designer of this eco-friendly music player, that is coincidentally also in the shape of a plant. ‘Sunny Song’ is a solar-powered stereo system that feeds off of the sun’s rays to pump out… MORE
Solar Powered Fridges
Solar Powered Fridges
Using the Power of the Sun to Keep Things Chilled
This innovation is going to sound a little ironic. It is a solar powered fridge. If you’ve ever wanted to keep a fridge outside without having to hide it in the garage, now you can. Harnessing the power… MORE
Solar Panel Wetsuits
Solar Panel Wetsuits
Billabong SG5 Suits Make Surfing in Winter More Comfortable
The r+d team at Billabong have come up with a great new way to keep you warm during the season that matters most as a surfer: winter. "Using the principle of a thermal solar panel - use of the sun's… MORE

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