Posts tagged: Battery charger

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 […]

Free Solar Power in Outdoor Spaces: How a Few Companies are Leading the Charge

By Jim Innes With the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) encouraging colleges to incorporate green technology and a growing number of government grants awarded to universities to install solar-power solutions, campuses are looking beyond solar panel installations on buildings. As consumers become more dependent on laptops and tablets, staying connected […]

The Solar Suitcase – Saving Lives Overnight

So many of us take for granted some of the most common things in our lives. We rely on our medical system when we are sick. We have plenty of clean and amply equipped hospitals where we can give birth, or be made well. What if we didn’t have any of those things? What if […]

Solar-Powered Ski Lift, Cleaner Airplane Toilets

Tiny Tenna, Switerland, nestled in the mountains between Chur and the Via Mala in the canton of Graubünden has erected one of the first solar-powered ski lifts. Theirs is unique with solar panels lining the liftline. And, knowing the mountain roads and steep terrain in this part of Switzerland, I’m not sure that tourists winding […]

Green energy ideas spark plenty of interest

Green energy ideas Image by andysternberg via Flickr ST. THOMAS — A bad joke gone good — solar flashlights. Seriously. With just a four-hour charge during daylight hours, the specifications say, its… Tweet