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Oyster Wave Energy Converter!

San Francisco will be investing some of its tax dollars to wave energy and boy, do we have the perfect gadget for that, an Oyster Wave Energy Converter!

I won’t get into details here other than that it looks very promising and will produce a LOT of energy that might simply wasted as waves for surfers

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Solar DIY – How to Make a Solar Photovoltaic Tracker!

Here’s a really cool project that can complement any of your future solar projects.  It’s a solar DIY that shows you how to make a solar photovoltaic tracker that will follow the sun’s angles, thereby increasing the efficiency of your solar cells and more energy produced.

For a class project (PV Design, Appalachian State, Dr. Dennis Scanlin) I decided to try making a low cost PV (photovoltaic) tracker. Being able to follow the sun’s path through the sky can raise your solar panel system’s output considerably (30-50%),

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Blog DIY – How to Green Your Blog by Using Green Hosting!

Here’s a bunch more ideas on how to make your blog more green, including use of green hosting companies.

Measure Your Blogs Carbon Footprint -A neat service in the form of software now exists that keeps track of the emissions spewed out from any site or blog. This software is called

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LG Reveals its Solar Cellphone!

Well, here’s one of the very first solar cellphones from LG.  Nicely done, I think we should all be solar-powered in year 2015 at the latest.

This Solar-powered handset is part of the company’s aggressive green initiative, proving LG’s commitment to creating a healthier environment for everyone.

“Using renewable solar energy in the mobile handset is an example of our ongoing efforts to help create a safer, cleaner environment for our cust

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Voltaic Generator Solar-Powered Laptop Bag Review!

The company called Voltaic Systems, have been making these awesome solar backpacks and laptop bags as of recently.  One of the latest products is the Voltaic Generator series, which features large solar cells on the side of the bag.  Not only does this laptop bag recharge your gadgets such as an iPhone, it also recharges your laptop, so long as you don’t own high-amp laptops, most likely from Fujitsu, Sony, or Toshiba.  But if you own Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, or Lenovo,

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Battery Hack – How to Make Solar Re-chargeable Batteries Yourself!

Here’s a great way to make your own solar re-chargeable batteries from scratch using some on Ni-Cad batteries and photovoltaic solar cells.

I had some older NiMH rechargeable batteries that i glued the flexible Photo Voltaic (PV) cells onto. The PV cells are rated at 1.8V and the batteries are 1.5V so they match quite well.

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Eco-Friendly Hand Powered Portable Washing Machine!

If you really want to save some energy, (and you currently don’t own a washing machine) I highly suggest to get one of these hand-powered portable washing machines.

Although you might have to take some more time doing your laundry, it can actually help your forearms get bigger while you save a ton of energy.

Made of plastic with no mechanical parts, the hand powered washing machine comes assembled. Just attach the handle and go! It can last a

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Microfueler can be used to Recycle Leftover Beer into Fuel!

Remember the MicroFueler that came out last May?  Well, Sierra Nevada, the beer brewing company has figured out that you can also use beer to make ethanol as beer contains yeast.

I am seriously going to get one of these beasts as soon as I buy my first house.  Think of all the beer I can re-use!

Sierra Nevada, brewer of delicious beers, has purchased a MicroFueler, a contraption that produces ethanol from water, suga

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WaterCone DIY – How to Make A Solar Powered Water Purifier!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On7gbKIa5zc

Check out this low-cost, highly-efficient, solar-powered water purifier called WaterCone!  Make your own for your next outing in the desert, mountains, whereever.

You pour the bad water into a black pan, and then you screw on a cone. The black pan absorbs sunlight and heats up the water. Then, the evaporated water condensates into droplets on the cone’s inner wall, and the droplets drop into a circular trough at the inner

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Flashlight Hack – How to Power your Gadgets Using a Crank Flashlight!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_JI2Rvdzqs

Here’s another great hack by KipKay on how to power your gadgets using a crank flashlight.

Very innovative and green indeed, great knowing this before a natural disaster of some sort.

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