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100 Sensational Solar-Powered Pieces

From Sun-Powered Leaves to Rechargeable Swimsuits

— January 13, 2012 — Eco
It's clear while looking through these sensational solar-powered innovations that people everywhere are becoming increasingly more conscious of conserving energy each day.

Using the sun as a source of energy is nothing new, but these solar-powered finds are using the sun as a re-energizer in the most spectacular ways. From homes solely powered by the sun to charging tablets and phones with solar rays, these sensational solar-powered innovations will make you see the sun in a whole new light. If you think about it, solar power is the most amazing source of energy because it's all about using a resource that has been available since the beginning of time.

Check out these sensational solar-powered innovations to see the wide variety of ways the sun can help run the world in a green-friendly way.
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Solar-Powered Movie Studios
Solar-Powered Movie Studios
Solar Power, Inc. Gives Fox's Century City Studios a Green Makeover
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Solar Racing Cars
Solar Racing Cars
The Eolian2 is Another Great Achievement by The University of Chile
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Sustainable Superstores
Sustainable Superstores
The Wal-Mart Solar Program Will Greenify All California Branches
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Sun-Powered Skins
Sun-Powered Skins
Zhenan Bao Creates Flexible Stretchable Solar Cells
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96
Sun-Charging Computers
Sun-Charging Computers
Stay Eco-Friendly while Working with the Samsung Solar Powered Netbook
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95
Solar Suitcases
Solar Suitcases
Schott Solar's Suitcases are Specially Designed for School Students
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94
Swanky Solar Keyboards
Swanky Solar Keyboards
K750 Wireless Solar Powered Keyboard is a Stylish Way to Save Energy
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93
Super Solar Power
Super Solar Power
The Amonix 7700 Concentrated Photovoltaic Solar Power is a Game Changer
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92
Sun-Boosting Systems
Sun-Boosting Systems
MIT's Clean Energy Accelerator Improves Solar Energy in Every Way
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91
Solar Social Networking
Solar Social Networking
The Changers Starter Kit Collects Energy, Tweets to Your Friends
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Solar-Powered Soldiers
Solar-Powered Soldiers
The US Marine Corps Solar Program Will Cut Fuel Dependency by 90 Percent
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See-Through Solar Cells
See-Through Solar Cells
Solar Film Lets You Collect Green Energy Without Compromising Style
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Nocturnal Sustainable Power Plants
Nocturnal Sustainable Power Plants
The Gemasolar Solar Plant Works Through the Night
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Social Gadget Charging Stations
Social Gadget Charging Stations
Strawberry Energy's Strawberry Tree Provides Clean Power On-The-Go
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Solar Thermal Roofs
Solar Thermal Roofs
This Josef Jenni Design Has the World's First Fully Sufficient Solar Heating
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Solar-Powered Phone Boosters
Solar-Powered Phone Boosters
The iPower from Mi Suny Doubles Your iPhone/iPad's Battery
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Floral EV Chargers
Floral EV Chargers
The E-Vine Provides Energy to Electric Cars On-The-Go
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Sun-Powered Soldiers
Sun-Powered Soldiers
The Solar Soldier System is Designed to Cut Down on Battlefield Batteries
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Salty Solar Power
Salty Solar Power
United Arab Emirates Solar Desalination Tech Will Be More Clean and Efficient
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Humungous Solar Rooftops
Humungous Solar Rooftops
Jersey Gardens Mall Plans North America's Largest Installation
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Solar-Charged Roads
Solar-Charged Roads
Professor Rajib Mallick Melts Away Snow Via Underground Piping System
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Stick-On Solar Panels
Stick-On Solar Panels
Wysips Turn Any Surface into a Solar Power Plant
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Super Solar Racecars
Super Solar Racecars
The Cambridge University Endeavor is a Mean Green Machine
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Solar-Powered Shade Supplies
Solar-Powered Shade Supplies
The Tensile Solar Shade Keeps You Cool & Your Gadgets Charged
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Sun-Powered Leaves
Sun-Powered Leaves
Be Eco-Friendly While Looking Natural with Solar Ivy
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Metal Thermal Installations
Metal Thermal Installations
Bloom by Doris Sung Opens and Close Accoring to Temperature
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Sustaining Rural Development
Sustaining Rural Development
Barefoot College Supports Professionals in the Majority World
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Solar-Powered Carousels
Solar-Powered Carousels
The GE SXSW Merry-Go-Round is a Sun-Soaking Attraction
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Goodwill Sun-Powered Lights
Goodwill Sun-Powered Lights
WAKAWAKA Solar LED Aims to Bring Africa Out of the Dark
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Solar-Powered Web Hosting
Solar-Powered Web Hosting
MyEco Server Provides Carbon-Free State-of-the-Art Green Data Center
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Solar-Powered Timepieces
Solar-Powered Timepieces
Sol by Shin Azumi Converts the Sun's Energy into Power to Tell Time
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Vintage Solar Lamps
Vintage Solar Lamps
Sunnyside Up Solar's Signature SUS Bulb Lamp Provides Retro Illumination
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Angelic Solar Chargers
Angelic Solar Chargers
The Green Angel Backpack Lets Girls Gather Green Power On-The-Go
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Reusable Solar Relay
Reusable Solar Relay
The LuminAID is an Inflatable, Waterproof, Solar-Powered Lightbulb
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Sun-Powered Camping Tools
Sun-Powered Camping Tools
The 'mPowerpad' Ensures Your Batteries Stay Charged
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Solar-Powered Ancient City Tours
Solar-Powered Ancient City Tours
'Athens by Bike' Brings Eco-Tourism to Ancient Greece
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Pavement Solar Panels
Pavement Solar Panels
The Netherlands Aims to Transform Bike Lanes into Power Plants
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School-Made Solarized Vehicles
School-Made Solarized Vehicles
Stanford Solar Car Project to Race in 2011 World Solar Challenge
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Direct Sunlight Water Disinfectants
Direct Sunlight Water Disinfectants
The Eliodomestico is a Filter- and Energy-Free Water Purifier
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Sun Power Storage
Sun Power Storage
Solar Pod by Valmik Vyas Absorbs the Sun's Rays for Later
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Sun-Fueled Battery Packs
Sun-Fueled Battery Packs
The Light Catcher is a Conceptual Solar-Powered AA and AAA Battery
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Self-Sufficient Solar Planes
Self-Sufficient Solar Planes
The Solar Ship Requires No Roads, Fuel or Infrastructure to Operate
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Sun-Loving Computers
Sun-Loving Computers
The Luce Concept Laptop from Andrea Ponti Has Dual Solar Panels
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Solar-Powered Parties
Solar-Powered Parties
Finding Infinity is Sponsoring Eco-Conscious Festivals Around the World
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Solar-Powered School Benches
Solar-Powered School Benches
The Solar Dok Lets Students Recharge Their Gadgets Outdoors
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Solar Alarm Clocks
Solar Alarm Clocks
'Hello! Sunshine!' Uses Sun Energy to Chime
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Stacked Solar Lamps
Stacked Solar Lamps
The Leaf Lantern is a Leafy Eco Illuminator
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Adhesive Solar Tile Sacks
Adhesive Solar Tile Sacks
The Stick It Bag Seeks the Sun's Rays in Separate Pieces
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Solar-Powered Billboards
Solar-Powered Billboards
Ricoh Launches Europe's First Renewable Energy Advertisement
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Solar-Powered Light Spheres
Solar-Powered Light Spheres
Fully Precious Beans Provide Classy Indoor and Outdoor Lighting
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Solar Cooking
Solar Cooking
The Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant Shows that Sunshine Can Cook Food
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Solar-Powered Stereos
Solar-Powered Stereos
The Eton Soulra XL is Eco-Conscious Audio for Listening Out of Doors
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Eco Power Towers
Eco Power Towers
The Solar Spire is a Proposed Replacement for the Defunct Chicago Spire
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Animated Bike Illuminators
Animated Bike Illuminators
The Riding Partner Light is a Friendly Companion
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Solar-Powered Vessels
Solar-Powered Vessels
Aras Kazar's Blue Peace Yacht is a Seafaring Eco-Friendly Dream
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Solar-Powered Pleasurers
Solar-Powered Pleasurers
The Solar Bullet Makes Tree Hugging Hot
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Sun-Soaked Structures
Sun-Soaked Structures
The Meridian 'First Light House' is a Solar-Powered Marvel
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Solar Panel Walls
Solar Panel Walls
This New Aarhus Office Building by C. F. Moller is a Sustainable Marvel
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Organic Window Blinds
Organic Window Blinds
The Liteon Eco Leaf is Inspired by Trees to Provide Shade and Light
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Solar-Powered Gadget Boosters
Solar-Powered Gadget Boosters
Voltaic Spark Tablet Case Charges Devices with the Help of the Sun
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Rechargeable Swimsuits
Rechargeable Swimsuits
The Andrew Schneider Solar-Powered Bikini Charges Gadgets While You Tan
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Sun-Powered Eco Fridges
Sun-Powered Eco Fridges
The True Energy Vaccine Refrigerator Uses Solar Energy to Stay Cool
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Solar-Powered Cities
Solar-Powered Cities
The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town Will Be a Planned Eco Conurbation
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Solar Campsite Power Packs
Solar Campsite Power Packs
The iLand Gives You Green Power in the Great Outdoors
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Luxury Eco Knapsacks
Luxury Eco Knapsacks
The Ralph Lauren RLX Solar Panel Backpack is for the Stylish Adventurer
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Solar-Marine Power Generators
Solar-Marine Power Generators
These Marine Solar Cells by Phil Pauley are Revolutionary
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Solar-Powered Computer Monitors
Solar-Powered Computer Monitors
The Sunflower Monitor From Marko Vuckovic is Run by Sun
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Eco Smartphone Chargers
Eco Smartphone Chargers
This Solar Charger by Emma Sandberg Makes Your Gadget Greener
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Solar Superhero Sculptures
Solar Superhero Sculptures
Max Boufathal Creates Eco-Friendly Heroes
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Lilly Pad Architecture
Lilly Pad Architecture
OOAD and OOIIO Architectural Firms Have Created a Floating Community
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Solar Cellphone Boxes
Solar Cellphone Boxes
Illuminate Smartphone Packaging Incorporates a Lasting Purpose
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Eco-Friendly Sheaths
Eco-Friendly Sheaths
The Mobius iPhone Case Harnesses the Sun to Keep Your Gadget Powered
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Multifunctional Turbines
Multifunctional Turbines
The Skystream Hybrid 6 Combines the Two Most Popular Renewable Sources
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Sun-Powered Laptops
Sun-Powered Laptops
Luce Solar Panel Powered PC Defines Eco-Friendly Computers
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Boxy Solar Bikes
Boxy Solar Bikes
The +Alpha Concept Bike Folds Up into a Set of Solar Panels
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Eco-Friendly Flexible Residences
Eco-Friendly Flexible Residences
Cook + Fox's Live Work Home Has a Re-Arrangeable Floor Plan
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Solar Panel Smartphone Chargers
Solar Panel Smartphone Chargers
Sol Solar iPhone 4 Battery Case Harnesses Energy From the Sun
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Leafy Vehicle Juicers
Leafy Vehicle Juicers
Lotus EV Charger Works Double-Duty as a Streetlight
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Low-Tech Desert Chillers
Low-Tech Desert Chillers
The Outback Cooler by Jo Szczepanska Works with the Heat of the Sun
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Sun-Shielding Pod Cars
Sun-Shielding Pod Cars
The Kalos Concept Car is Designed for a World With No Ozone
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Solar-Powered Battery Packs
Solar-Powered Battery Packs
The Eton Mobius iPhone 4 Harnesses the Power of the Sun
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Keychain Solar Energy Storage
Keychain Solar Energy Storage
The Phoebus Solar Charger is a Pint-Sized Eco Powerplant
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Solar System Seating
Solar System Seating
The Octopus Chair by Francesco Biagini Has Tentacles to Help You Tidy
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Solar-Powered Tablet Shields
Solar-Powered Tablet Shields
LilyPad 2 is an Eco-Friendly and Multifunctional iPad 2 Case
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Bottle Cap Sun Illuminators
Bottle Cap Sun Illuminators
The 'WakaWaka' Solar Lamp Provides a Day of Light on a Single Charge
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Solar-Powered Cobalt Lights
Solar-Powered Cobalt Lights
The Jeroen Verhoeven 'Butterfly Chandelier' is Stylish and Sustainable
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Sun-Powered Purses
Sun-Powered Purses
The Diffus Solar Handbag Fuses Fashion and Pragmatism
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Solar-Powered Timepieces
Solar-Powered Timepieces
The Casio G-Shock Digital GR-8900A-7ER Watch Uses Reusable Energy
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Sunny Eco Chargers
Sunny Eco Chargers
Joos Portable Solar Charger Keeps Your Devices Energized Under the Sun
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Linked Solar Illuminators
Linked Solar Illuminators
Geo Lights Explore a New Dimension of Domestic Photovoltaic Technology
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Sun-Loving Subcompacts
Sun-Loving Subcompacts
The BASF Smart ForVision Will Make the Most of Renewable Power
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Sun-Soaking Submarines
Sun-Soaking Submarines
The Reef Explorer Surveys the Sea Without Harming Marine Habitats
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Solar System Suspended Lighting
Solar System Suspended Lighting
Metal Spot Designs a Heavenly Low-Voltage Lighting Series
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Hinged Sun-Loving Seats
Hinged Sun-Loving Seats
Solar Chaise Lounge Passively Stores Renewable Energy
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Sustainable Hipster Fashion
Sustainable Hipster Fashion
'Threads for Thought' is Eco and Donates Proceeds for Good
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Solar-Powered Sailboats
Solar-Powered Sailboats
The Foscat-32 Folding Catamaran Harnesses Wind and Sun
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Sustainable Superyachts
Sustainable Superyachts
The Lou + Lou Yacht is Powered by the Nature it Seeks to Explore
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Emission-Free Solar Cars
Emission-Free Solar Cars
The Nau Ecco Design is a Zero-Emission Example of Mobile Living
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Multistory Solar Vessels
Multistory Solar Vessels
The Wind Rose Yacht Provides an Eco-Friendly Oceanic Escape
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Loopy Solar Loungers
Loopy Solar Loungers
SOFT Rockers are Oscillating Recliners that Charge Your Gadgets Outdoors
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