Archive for the ‘Green Technology’ Category

Electric Waverunner reminds you to save the planet, hug a sponge.

  • May 26, 2009 10:01 am

eco-watercraft

The green movement as of late has been unleashing an all out assault on the auto market with more and more automakers looking towards alternative fuels and electric power as the savior to our dying planet. However, other areas of the transportation market such as recreation vehicles like ATV’s and waverunners have been largely ignored as they are obviously a much smaller segment and burden on the environment than the millions upon millions of cars we have clogging the worlds roadways. However, now that the cars and their green problems are being actively worked on, environmentalists, tree huggers, and now even sponge huggers need something new to tackle - personal watercraft. What is a water loving adrenaline junkie to do?

Solar juice coming to mobile devices everywhere sooner rather than later?

  • May 26, 2009 9:10 am

sharp_solar_panel

A gadget lover no doubt has a deep hate for power outlets and power cords as they confine them, stifling their mobile freedom. Sharp on the other hand understands these deep feelings of hate and malice towards corded living and is announcing plans to start mass production on their “mini-solar panel” by June 10th. Production goals are currently hovering around 100,000 per month meaning a worldwide rollout won’t be super fast. However, the size, (67.5 x 41.0 x 0.8 mm), coupled with the ability to generate up to 300mW is certainly something to be intrigued about. A mere 0.8mm thick solar panel is something that should definitely shake up the mobile industry and bring some new found freedom to us gadget lovers and mobile professionals alike. Excited?

[Press Release]

Source: Crunch Gear

Taiwan National Stadium - Hugger of many trees

  • May 21, 2009 7:56 am

taiwan_solar_stadium

Nothing is more free and more eco-friendly/tree huggin good as the sun, solar panels, and solar energy. It is one of the few forms of “free” energy meaning we don’t have to anything to harness it. Simply plop a solar panel down out in the sun and you’re good to go. Taiwan is set to one up every other environment do gooder by slapping a whopping 8,844 solar panels on the roof of their $152 million National Stadium, home of the 2009 World Games. The panels will soak up enough solar juice to provide power for up to 75% of the stadiums needs. When not in use, the stadium goes into power plant mode and simply pushes the collected electrons back into the power grid. Talk about a good deal. Not only do they have a monstrous stadium, they also have a new power plant. Who’s up for a trip to Taiwan?

Source: Engadget, Inhabitant