Green Gadgets

Solar and Hydrogen Going Hand in Hand

Solar energy offers the potential for freeing people from use of fossil-based fuels. Today’s photovoltaic cells capture the sun’s energy and converts it to directly to electricity for immediate use or storage in a battery. All without greenhouse emissions. What if you were able to harness the sun’s energy in another way? Like using it to..

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DIY Solar Lights

Want Solar lights but, don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for them? Create your own by making sun jars. It’ simple, easy and affordable. Follow the steps below and in no time you will have your own solar powered lights!   What you need: A mason jar with a clear glass lid..

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Solar Continues to meet fashion with Project Runway’s Seth Aaron Henderson Solar-Inspired Line for Portland Fashion Week!!

The last thing designer Seth Aaron Henderson  wants you to do is take him or his work too literally. The Season 7 Project Runway winner will be unveiling a runway line that pays homage to solar technology. This line, however, isn’t heavy on the solar panels though. Set to debut at Portland Fashion Week in..

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Wearable Technology: Solar “PowerCloths” Turn Clothing Into Energy Generators

June 10, 2013 | posted in: Green Gadgets, Green Living, Lifestyle, Uncategorized | by 1 Comment

    Ready to give the sun a reason to sweat for a change? Strap on Exotic Solar’s “PowerCloth 1G,” an innovative new textile that turns everyday clothing into wearable solar-powered generators.Unlike conventional photovoltaic panels, which are stiff and brittle, the Utah-based company’s fabric cells are ultra-lightweight and flexible. A single $65 device, available for..

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Clean Energy Developments: Algae Powered Building, Solar Farms & more!

Algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells Recently, Inhabitat reported that the world’s first algae-powered building officially opened its doors in Hamburg, Germany. It’s the BIQ House and the building features a bio-adaptive algae facade that controls day lighting while generating a steady stream of renewable energy.  Germany is the leading country in..

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Solar Mythbusters

With all the talk of going solar these days we here at So-Cal Solar Inc. thought we would pass along our insightful mythbuster report on going solar.    1. Solar Panels Do Not Work At Night Yes, it is true solar panels do not generate any power in the darkness, but solar frequently generates more..

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