Corona is a solar-powered outdoor lighting system. It can be staked to the ground, attached to a wall, or simply placed on a table top.
The Corona solar light’s solar voltaic cell transforms sunlight into energy during the day, and its LEDs automatically start to glow when the sun sets. It uses no glues or fasteners, making it simple to disassemble for recycling.

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Solarjo Power Purse

March 3, 2007

This solar powered bag is completely covered in mini solar panels that can draw power from the sunlight. There is an internal built-in USB port for charging your cell phone or other favorite mobile devices without the need for carrying around all those pesky chargers. Designed by Joe Hynek, a student at Iowa State University, the Power Purse will be available soon with an estimated cost of USD300.

Put LV monograms on it, and probably its a winning formula… no?

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Dubai has far too much money but do know where to spend it (By breaking record after record).

Earlier this year Dubai-based High Rise Real estate announced a Rotating Tower with four rotating penthouses and a rotating villa. Now the Rotating Tower has been seriously gazumped with the news of the Time Residences tower which will become one of the most unique engineering feats of the modern world – a solar-powered rotating skyscraper. The 30-floor Time Residences will provide 200 one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as duplexes and penthouses with continuously-changing views of one of the most exciting skylines on Planet Earth. And the company has announced plans to build a further 23 such rotating towers around the world.

The tower was designed by Glenn Howells Architects in the UK and City of Arabia developers Palmer and Turner. As the 80,000 tonne building will rotate precisely once every week, markings within each apartment will enable it to function as the world’s largest clock.

What happens when the barings wear out?…

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ModeLabs has developed a trio of concept cellphones that are self-sufficient via normal, everyday use (no video, internet, music?). The YoYo is worn around the neck of the user. It comes with a solar panel as well as a built-in pendulum, relying on both kinetic and solar energy for power.

 

The U-Turn focuses more on the urban professional, boasting a case that must be opened before the keyboard can be used. The action of opening and closing will then generate the power required to power the U-Turn.

 

Last but not least, the Runaway is worn on your wrist or attached to other exercise equipment, using kinetic power generated from movements during the exercise.

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Sanyo Eneloop Solar Charger

October 31, 2006

For 20k YEN, it charges up your rechargable batteries and your USB powered equipments in about 2.5hrs using its built-in lithium ion batteries which themselves are refreshed from the sun. Anything that’s free must be good. Sooo…. what’s the catch? 6days… for the sun to do its magic…

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Hydrogen Fuelled Racing Car, affordable for you and me… only £59.95

Yes, if you don’t mind that it is only 12inches long, but you still can brag about it… because it is still a revolution!… for a toy car and you being the first few to own it, if you order it now. The car runs on water and solar or battery power, and can drive up to 100feet or around 4 minutes  before needing a recharge. It comes with the fuelling station too which produces hydrogen for fuel from simple water in a matter of minutes.

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Named Astrolab, this is the first solar electric hybrid car to be commercialised in the world.  This solar commuter is capable of working with very little energy and recharges even when in motion, and does not need to be permanently exposed to the sun in order to move. The car’s performance is remarkably close to that of a petrol-engined vehicle as it has a top speed of 120 kmh and a minimum range of 110 km. EUR92,000 will buy you one and the first vehicles are scheduled for delivery in January, 2008.

Now if only it has some form of shelter for the users from nature and easy entry and exit.

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While looking at the street lifes in Ladies Market, Hong Kong 4 days ago, I found these solar powered LCD keychains. These cool keychains really catch my eyes among the other common objects you will find in any street markets. Priced from HKD25 to as low as HKD10, they range from flashing brands to cartoon characters.

Searching online, I found that they can last approximately 10years and are apparently customisable… I am still trying to figure out how on mine… Some sites even claim that they can do multiple custom changes and clocks… great new ways for companies’ advertising, doorgifts, fashion accessories and cheaper LCD portable photo albums too compare to the Nokia Medallion below.