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Solar Power Hot Dogs

Solar Death Ray 3000

— July 27, 2006 — Eco
Brought to you by the Alternative Energy Zone (AEZ), the Solar Death Ray cooks hot dogs using the power of the sun. It's a big reflective dish that concentrates sunlight for cookin'! If you want to see it, you'll have to attend Burning Man where AEZ will have the device on display.

Implications - The use of solar energy has become much more popular as of late, which is a result of the consumer concern for environmentalism and carbon footprints. There is a mass eco consciousness afoot in today's society that can be traced back to the human urge to help. Companies that join the green movement will automatically attain a positive brand image.
Trend Themes
1. Solar-powered Cooking - Opportunity for innovation in developing solar-powered cooking appliances for outdoor activities and portable use.
2. Alternative Energy Applications - Opportunity to explore and innovate new applications for alternative energy such as solar power for cooking and other outdoor activities.
3. Eco Consciousness - Rising trend which presents an opportunity for companies to align their branding with a positive environmental impact.
Industry Implications
1. Outdoor Recreation - Opportunity to develop and market solar-powered cooking appliances for camping and other outdoor activities.
2. Alternative Energy - Opportunity to explore and innovate new applications for alternative energy such as solar power for cooking and other outdoor activities.
3. Consumer Goods - Opportunity for companies to align their branding with eco consciousness and develop products that reflect their sustainable values.
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