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37 Solar Inventions to Fight Global Warming

— October 12, 2008 — Eco
One of the easiest ways to fight global warming is by implementing clean power sources, and photovoltaic solar cells are an increasingly popular choice on this list. After all, sunlight is free, abundant and consistent--especially if you live in a temperate climate.

These solar inventions range from silly to dead serious. It seems that everything from handbags to canopies, curtains and loungers can be slapped with photovoltaic solar cells to make them more eco-friendly and help stave off global warming. There are even solar panels that you can literally peel and stick onto your home, just like a large bumper sticker.

Wearing a handbag with solar cells on it to the mall won't necessarily take you right off the power grid, but this relatively small statement does help to raise awareness about global warming. If you want to make a bigger impact, try a solar panel vehicle or install solar paving around your home.

These 37 inventions all utilize solar cell technology in some form. In the fight against global warming, every energy-efficient effort counts--no matter how large or small it is.
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Estimates The Solar Potential Of Your Roof
Estimates The Solar Potential Of Your Roof
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Solar-Powered Retail Stores
Solar-Powered Retail Stores
Wal-Mart Canada
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Solar-Powered Wineries
Solar-Powered Wineries
Far Niente
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Solar Tables 3
Solar Tables 3
SOLo Lounge Table
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Solar Powered Planes
Solar Powered Planes
QinetiQ Zephyr Breaks World Record
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A Plant With Solar Cells
A Plant With Solar Cells
The Latest Japanese Breakthrough
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Solar Car Carriers
Solar Car Carriers
Toyota Cargo Ships Go Green
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Solar-Powered Cars Inspired by Vacuums
Solar-Powered Cars Inspired by Vacuums
Dyson Powered Eco-Vehicle
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Solar Cells on Portable Devices
Solar Cells on Portable Devices
New Apple Patent Promises Green Gadgets
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Round-the-World Green Flights
Round-the-World Green Flights
Solar-Cell Hy-Bird
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Teenie Tiny Solar Powered Cars
Teenie Tiny Solar Powered Cars
The Mini Solar Racer
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Solar Powered Ferris Wheels
Solar Powered Ferris Wheels
New Santa Monica Pier Wheel
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Green Energy Producing Canopies
Green Energy Producing Canopies
Cobra Solar Shades
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Solar-Powered Highways
Solar-Powered Highways
Oregon's Renewable Energy Project
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Air Cleansing Concrete
Air Cleansing Concrete
Solar Activated Eco Paving
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Solar Powered Bus Stop Ads
Solar Powered Bus Stop Ads
Fuel Miami LLC i-Shelters
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Eco-Friendly Mobile Coolers
Eco-Friendly Mobile Coolers
Solar-Powered Fridges on Camels
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Curtains as Solar Energy Collectors
Curtains as Solar Energy Collectors
The Soft House Project
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Recycled Solar Bags
Recycled Solar Bags
Sakku Bags Made From Sails
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Green Japanese Cities
Green Japanese Cities
Sakai City Waterfront Mega Solar Power Generation Plan
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Solar Powered Loungers
Solar Powered Loungers
The Tech Chair
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Mini Eco Chargers
Mini Eco Chargers
Solar Charger Keyring
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Solar Powered Lingerie
Solar Powered Lingerie
Taiyoko Hatsuden Bra
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Solar Panel Handbags
Solar Panel Handbags
Solar by C'N'C Costume
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Solar Power For Mainstream Cars
Solar Power For Mainstream Cars
Toyota Prius Hybrid Gets Solar Roof
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Solar Skin Cell Phones
Solar Skin Cell Phones
Eclipse Intuit
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Peel & Stick Solar Panels
Peel & Stick Solar Panels
Lumeta PowerPly
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Solar Powered BBQ
Solar Powered BBQ
The Helios Grill
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Chic Solar Bags
Chic Solar Bags
Noon Solar Collection
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Photovoltaic Rooftop Waves
Photovoltaic Rooftop Waves
The Solar Wave Pavilion by Michael Jantzen
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Solar Powered Tree Chargers
Solar Powered Tree Chargers
The Photonsynthese
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Solar-Powered Bikes
Solar-Powered Bikes
The Cycle Sol Bicycle
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Super Hybrid Cars
Super Hybrid Cars
Antro Solo is Solar, Human & Gas-Electric
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Solar Power Yachts
Solar Power Yachts
The Volitan
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Solar Powered Air-Conditioning
Solar Powered Air-Conditioning
Greencore
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Eco Solar  Cars
Eco Solar Cars
The Brisa Three Wheeler
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