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Speaker DIY – How to Make Solar Portable Speakers!

Wow, what a day for eco-friendly DIY speakers.  Unlike the DIY speaker kit mentioned earlier, these solar portable speakers are not kits, you can make them using various speaker and solar parts mentioned in the DIY.

I have to say these solar portable speaker certainly rock over the previous one as it can power itself using the power of the sun.

Combine a small, energy efficient digital amplifier, cheap bookshelf speakers, batteries, a small solar panel, and your MP3 player as

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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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New Years 2009 Resolution – Use Greener Gadgets!

Well, for the year 2009, one of my new years resolution is to use greener gadgets or in other words, stuff that can make our earth better.

Here’s a list of greener gadgets you might want to consider for the next year:

For personal use:

Have an iPhone?  Don’t forget to get one of these solar iPhone chargers that doubles as protection too.

I am sure you’ve probably seen this Sol

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Solar Powered Fridge on a Camel!

Here’s a really neat idea, a solar powered fridge for camels so you can keep all your drinks while traveling with the Camel. This was actually primarily for transporting vaccines in the hot desert areas but heck, I’d use it to cool my beer too.

In transit, the lightweight, foldable solar panel powers the camel-pack refrigeration system. Once the camel convoy arrives at the remote health clinic site, the panel can be used in combination with larger solar panels to provide power for the health clinic. A foot-powered system provides backu

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DIY – How to Make Solar-Powered LED Beer Lanterns!

Drink a lot of beer in the bottles and have too much recycling every week?

Don’t worry, you can turn your empty beer bottles into powerful solar-powered LED beer lanterns that will light up your house at night for free.

Al Gore and company have helped us to see that our planet is in peril. Lend a hand, make a toast, and help illuminate ways for saving Earth — all at the same time! It’s easy to do your part: recycle, refill, and recharge. Just take your fave beverage bottle (keep the cap), drop in a flexible solar panel, a s

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Australian Student Invents Cheap way to make Solar Cells!

A PhD student in Australia has found a cheap way to make solar cells with household parts.  If this process works as well as thought-of, we might have solar cells popping up everywhere with DIYers who make their own solar cells.

An Australian PhD student has found a cheap way to make solar cells with nail polish, a pizza oven and an ink jet printer. 23-year-old Nicole Kuepper’s invention, named iJET, doesn’t require the pricey clean rooms and high-temperature ovens of traditional solar panel manufacturing plants, thus dramatically lowe

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Solar Powered Hyperbike!

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Here’s a cool solar powered called, Hyperbike, that is very solar-efficient.

Hyperbike was presented in Vienna at the Forschungsforum chaired by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. The following video features the show bike, where the solar panel charges the supercaps. Measurements have validated that 8 supercaps (EDLC) with only 176 grams are sufficient to accelerate from still stand.

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Solar Powered Glowing Flower Pot!

Wow, check out this awesome solar powered glowing flower pot that conserves the sun’s energy during the day and glow the pot itself at night.  This might be useful at replacing those outdoor lights with a double-whammy pot/light.

The length of time the pot glows is dependent on the amount of sunlight the solar panel is exposed to during the day, but in the UK you’re looking at about 6-8 hours in the summer and 2-4 hours in the winter – more

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Solar Panel Pack runs 12VDC or 120AC anywhere!

Do you need an industrial solar pack that can power your 120AC or 12VDC anywhere?

Here’s a solar panel pack that can could be your choice of solution.

The XPower Powerpack Solar is the first portable power pack that incorporates solar power in a compact, portable power source. It s completely self-renewing, which means the detachable 5-watt solar panel has the ability to recharge the power pack s 10 amp-hour battery. The 5-watt solar panel captures, stores and converts the sun s renewable energy, replenishes the XPower Powerpack Solar

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Solar Powered Backpack!

Check out the solar powered backpack that let’s you charge your gadgets while you walk, ride the bike, or even chillin’ at the beach!

From Voltaic comes this small light weight Green Solar Panel Converter Pack. Multiple attachment mechanisms mean it can work as a pannier on a bicycle, a tank bag on a motorcycle, a saddle pack, or a day bag attached to a lager rucksack. 4 watts of solar power for fast charging.

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