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100 Newfangled Solar Surfaces

From Sun-Soaking Streetlights to Power-Generating Apparel

— November 19, 2010 — Eco
Trend Hunter has featured an endless aggregate of sun-powered technologies, but this is a selection of 100 newfangled solar surfaces that use the sustainable energy source in especially innovative ways.

Eliminating the obvious architectural and automotive applications, these ultramodern solar technologies range from sun-powered trash cans and and cellphones to asphalt and agriculture. Soak them up!
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Activity
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Day-Long Solar Flights
Day-Long Solar Flights
The Eco 'Solar Impulse' Flies for an Impressive 26 Hours
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99
Sun-Powered Keyboards
Sun-Powered Keyboards
Au Optronics Replaces the Conventional Laptop Keyboard With Solar Panels
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98
Water Repellent Sun Cells
Water Repellent Sun Cells
Non-Reflective Solar Panels are Also Self-Cleaning
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97
Power-Generating Roads
Power-Generating Roads
Solar Roadways Wants Votes in GE's 'Ecomagination Challenge'
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96
Solar Powered Racetracks
Solar Powered Racetracks
Pocono Raceway is World's Largest Sun-Run Sports Stadium
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95
Sustainable Computer Peripherals
Sustainable Computer Peripherals
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard Can Last 3 Months
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94
Solarific Soccer Balls
Solarific Soccer Balls
Greendix Releases World's First Solar-Powered Football
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93
Solar Paneled Garages
Solar Paneled Garages
The PHATPort is the Perfect Energy-Saving Solution to Car Parking
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92
Power-Generating Beach Toys
Power-Generating Beach Toys
Tony Leung's 'Beach Balls' are Designed to Absorb Solar Energy
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91
Solar-Powered Cooking
Solar-Powered Cooking
The Solar Ibex Utilizes the Sun's Heat to Cook
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90
Penny-Sized Solar Power
Penny-Sized Solar Power
University of Michigan Researchers are Smarter than You
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89
Solar-Powered Cookware
Solar-Powered Cookware
The HeatLiner Solar Heat Cooker Replaces Traditional Firewood Cooking
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88
Sensational Solar Islands
Sensational Solar Islands
The Sun Island Reflects the Sun's Aura on the Earth
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87
Solar-Powered States
Solar-Powered States
California Opts to Buy Solar Power from Space
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86
Solar-Powered Timepieces
Solar-Powered Timepieces
Seiko's Hybrid Clocks Harness the Sun's Power to Keep You Punctual
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85
High-Flying Sculptures
High-Flying Sculptures
'Choreographies in the Sky' is an Airborne Masterpiece
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84
Futuristic Solar Stations
Futuristic Solar Stations
The Nissan Solar Tree Could Be Powering Cities by 2030
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83
Solar-Powered Candles
Solar-Powered Candles
Simax Materials Solutions Solar Lamps and Candles Provide No-Cost Ambiance
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82
DIY Solar Bikes
DIY Solar Bikes
THEKPV is Solar-Powered with an Unusual Design
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81
Plug-In Solar Appliances
Plug-In Solar Appliances
Clarian Technologies Unveils Plug-and-Play Photovoltaic Products
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80
Solar-Powered Lawn Mowers
Solar-Powered Lawn Mowers
'Primate's Progress' is Made from Recycled Materials
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79
Moving Solar Flowers
Moving Solar Flowers
Dan Roe's Solar Flowers Eerily Spin in the Sun
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78
Solar-Powered Camcorders
Solar-Powered Camcorders
The Jeyto HDV-T900 is an Earth-Friendly Way to Capture Memories
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77
Power Station Parking Lots
Power Station Parking Lots
The Solar Parking Lot Lets You Plug-In and Charge Your EV for Free
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76
Solar Snowflakes
Solar Snowflakes
Glitter-Sized Photovoltaic Cells Heat Up Microsolar Potential
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75
Solar-Powered Flowers
Solar-Powered Flowers
The SolarFlora Sculpture is an Eco-Friendly Work of Art
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74
Solar-Powered Bots
Solar-Powered Bots
dSolar Systems Panels Power Your LEGO NXT Robot
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73
Solar Panel Freeways
Solar Panel Freeways
'Solar Serpents in Paradise' Turns L.A.'s Freeways into Eco-Powerplants
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72
Crafty Eco Paint
Crafty Eco Paint
The NextGen Nano Solar Paint Will Revolutionize Electricity
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71
Illuminating Eco Keychains
Illuminating Eco Keychains
The Solar-Powered Flashlight Keychain is Easily Rechargeable
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70
Solarized Laundromats
Solarized Laundromats
Toronto Beach Solar Laundromat is Sustainable and Successful
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69
Double Trouble Solar Chargers
Double Trouble Solar Chargers
The Solar Pebble from Plus Minus Designs Doubles as a Lamp
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68
Spray-On Solar Fenestration
Spray-On Solar Fenestration
The NET 'SolarWindow' is Electricity in an Aerosol Can
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67
Sun-Powered Mosaics
Sun-Powered Mosaics
The Piksol Solar Panel System Turns Environmentalism into an Art Form
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66
Eco Insect Chargers
Eco Insect Chargers
The ‘Solar Beetle' Device Charger is an IIDA Award Finalist
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65
Spray-On Solar Panels
Spray-On Solar Panels
EnSol AS is Producing Eco Energy in a Can
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64
Solar Parking Systems
Solar Parking Systems
Solar Coco is the Future Vehicle for Innovative Car Storage
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63
Nighttime Solar Power
Nighttime Solar Power
Molten Salt Solar Heat Storage Helps Generate Electricity 24/7 in Sicily
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62
Cheap Organic Solar Cells
Cheap Organic Solar Cells
The University of Cambridge Makes a Break in Solar Production
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61
Musical Emergency Lights
Musical Emergency Lights
The Angler Flashlight Also Doubles as a Radio
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60
Egg-Shaped Robots
Egg-Shaped Robots
The R1 Panda Robot is a Camera and a Projector
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59
Self-Cleaning Solar Panels
Self-Cleaning Solar Panels
Nano Coating Repels Dust and Water
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58
Personal Solar Panels
Personal Solar Panels
Ambientech SolarFold and SolarFan are Folding Mobile Charging Systems
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57
Simple Sustainable Watches
Simple Sustainable Watches
The Sol Watch is a Good-Looking Solar-Powered Time Teller
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56
Solar-Powered Paint Jobs
Solar-Powered Paint Jobs
The Solis Concept Car Gathers Energy Through Its Exterior
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55
Treemendous Eco Chargers
Treemendous Eco Chargers
The Solar-Powered Electree Charger is Green and Good-Looking
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54
Solar Cycle Storage
Solar Cycle Storage
The Nazli Yucel 'Bike Park' is a Monument to Mother Earth
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53
Automated Folding Paper
Automated Folding Paper
Robotic Origami Can Be Programmed to Change Shapes
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52
Solar Flowerpots
Solar Flowerpots
Bon Seop's Solar Planet Can Run Any Gadget
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51
Solar-Powered Quad Crosswalks
Solar-Powered Quad Crosswalks
The Eco and Pedestrian-Friendly Four-Way Traffic Lights
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50
Sunny Cellphones
Sunny Cellphones
The Umeox Solar Mobile Can Harness and Withstand Natural Forces
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49
Solar-Powered Water Filters
Solar-Powered Water Filters
The Trunz Water Systems 200 Provides Clean Water on No Fuel
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48
Solar Shoe Lights
Solar Shoe Lights
Solar Street Light Kit is Ultimate in Holiday Recycling
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47
Indoor Solar Power
Indoor Solar Power
This Kusto Lighting Fixture is Both Practical and Decorative
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46
Forever Green Stop Lights
Forever Green Stop Lights
The Solar Traffic Light is Eco-Friendly Traffic Controller
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45
Solar Hand Fans
Solar Hand Fans
The Solar Vintage Fan is One Stylish Eco Accessory
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44
Solar-Powered Stoplights
Solar-Powered Stoplights
Feng Cheng-Tsung's Traffic Light is Energy-Efficient
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43
Prodigious Sun Power Plants
Prodigious Sun Power Plants
The Sarnia Solar Project is the World's Largest
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42
Tiny Solar-Powered Robots
Tiny Solar-Powered Robots
Handcrafted Mechanical Beings Made from Castoffs
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41
Printable Solar Panels
Printable Solar Panels
Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center Unveils World's First Printed Solar Cell
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40
Solarized Body Heaters
Solarized Body Heaters
The Endless Warm Hat and Gloves are a Green Way to Stay Toasty
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39
Solar-Powered Umbrellas
Solar-Powered Umbrellas
SOLARBrella and SKYShades Sun Protectors Maximize the Sun's Rays
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38
Solar-Powered Stereos
Solar-Powered Stereos
'Sunny Song' is Based on NXT Panel Technology
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37
Hanging Solar Chargers
Hanging Solar Chargers
Sunbox Solar Panels Can Be Hung on a Standard Clothesline
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36
Solar-Powered Segways
Solar-Powered Segways
Urban Wheels from Siqi Liu Can Move You and Mow Your Lawn
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35
Solar-Powered Gliders
Solar-Powered Gliders
Eunoia is a Concept Luxury Airship For Eco-Friendly Travel
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34
Solar Bluetooth Speakers
Solar Bluetooth Speakers
'Solar Sound' by Devotec Makes Tunes Green
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33
Solar Panel Home Lights
Solar Panel Home Lights
The Kiran Solar Lamp Recharges in Just 8 Hours
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32
Personal Solar Panels
Personal Solar Panels
The Joss Orange Solar Charger Aims to Make Solar Power Affordable
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31
Solar-Powered Lawnmowers
Solar-Powered Lawnmowers
The Sunwhisper/24 Runs on Silent Sun
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30
Solar Garbage Cans (UPDATE)
Solar Garbage Cans (UPDATE)
The BigBelly Solar Trash Can is Greening Garbage
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29
Glass Solar Panels
Glass Solar Panels
The Chin Hua Solar Window Brings Solar Power Home
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28
Residential Green Generators
Residential Green Generators
Apartment-Friendly Greenerator Collects Solar and Wind Energy
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27
Sun-Soaking Freeways
Sun-Soaking Freeways
The World's First Solar-Powered Highway in Italy
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26
Simple Solar Stills
Simple Solar Stills
Low Tech Watercone Makes Brackish or Polluted Water Potable
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25
Compact Solar Panels
Compact Solar Panels
Take Energy With You With Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar Panels
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24
Mainstreaming Eco-Lights
Mainstreaming Eco-Lights
IKEA Home Furnishing Stores Retail Solar Lighting
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23
Solar-Powered Outerwear
Solar-Powered Outerwear
Zegna Ecotech Solar Jacket Makes Going Green Fashionable (UPDATE)
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22
Solar Sidewalks
Solar Sidewalks
These Photovoltaic Paving Tiles Put Cities on the Road to Greener Infrastructure
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21
Flowering Street Lights
Flowering Street Lights
Sunflower Street Lights Provide Eco-Friendly Illumination
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20
Solarific Streetlights
Solarific Streetlights
Vinaccia Integral Design's Solar Trees Offer Eco-Friendly Illuminatio
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19
Solarific Adult Stimulators
Solarific Adult Stimulators
The Micro-Kitty Provides Eco-Friendly Pleasure
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18
Sun-Powered Public Lighting
Sun-Powered Public Lighting
Nothing Design's Solar Trees Light Streets in Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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17
Shady Solar Parks
Shady Solar Parks
The Solar Grove Provides Energy for Dell Headquarters and Shade for Visitors
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16
Solar Light Benches
Solar Light Benches
The Multitasking Steven Ma ec-O Bench is Environmentally Friendly
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15
Solar-Powered Timepieces
Solar-Powered Timepieces
Cabestan Sol Invictus is the First Solar-Powered Wrist Watch
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14
Sun-Powered Laptop Chargers
Sun-Powered Laptop Chargers
Solargorilla Solar Charger Sunbathes to Ensure You Stay Connected
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13
Solar Night Lights
Solar Night Lights
Sun-Charged 'Night Ease' Lamp Powers Up in Day, Glows at Night
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12
Eco-Cooling Appliances
Eco-Cooling Appliances
The LG Solar Hybrid Air Conditioner Keeps the Earth Safe & the House Cool
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11
Made in the Shade Solar Panels
Made in the Shade Solar Panels
GreenSun Solar Cells Generate Energy From Indirect Light
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10
Solar Parking Garages
Solar Parking Garages
The Car Arc Solar Shelter Harnesses Solar Energy for e-Technologies
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9
Instant Paper Products
Instant Paper Products
Qianqian Tao Designs the Ultimate Recycling Machine
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8
Self-Sustaining Beach Camps
Self-Sustaining Beach Camps
The Solar-Powered Beach Tent is Perfect for Those Who Love the Sand
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7
Solar Phone Charging Stations
Solar Phone Charging Stations
Vino Jose's Mobile Phone Recharging Kiosks are Sweet
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6
Solar-Powered Plant Pots
Solar-Powered Plant Pots
The Solar Planter Puts Gardening on Auto-Pilot
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5
Multi-Talented Thermoses
Multi-Talented Thermoses
The GreenTek ‘Solar Mug' Can Heat Coffee and Recharge Phones
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4
Eco-Hobbit Homes
Eco-Hobbit Homes
'Stay Grounded' Offers Green Living and Privacy
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3
Solar-Powered Umbrellas
Solar-Powered Umbrellas
The Solaris Sun Shade Lets You Work Outside Leisurely
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2
Solar-Powered Doorbells
Solar-Powered Doorbells
The Glow Doorbell is Eco-Friendly and Stylish
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1
Towering Solar Trees
Towering Solar Trees
Tourism London Unveils the World's Tallest Solar Tree
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