Posts tagged: solar powered

Massive Solar Powered Drone Takes Flight

A full-scale version of Facebook’s huge Aquila solar powered drone has successfully completed its first test flight in Yuma, Arizona. We first reported on Aquila back in August last year. The unmanned airplane has a wingspan of around 42 metres – the same as a Boeing 737 – which is covered by solar cells. Far […]

Solar-powered smart watering system promises battery-free intelligent irrigation

By: Derek Markham The latest Internet of Things (IoT) entry into the lawn and garden market offers an automated and app-controlled watering system to “deliver the perfect drink” to your plants. Over the last year or so, we’ve been seeing a whole slew of new ‘smart’ devices hitting the lawn and garden market, all of […]

A Paper-Thin Solar Panel Can Charge Your Phone on the Go

By: Bryan Lufkin Solar panels keep getting lighter and tinier—good news for rugged on-the-go types who can charge their devices on the trail with sun-fueled chargers. And this particular solar charger on Kickstarter is so thin, you can slip it in your Lonely Planet while it feeds your phone battery. It’s called Solar Paper: 7.5 […]