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This Solar-Powered Umbrella Charges Your Gear While You Play Outside

This Solar-Powered Umbrella Charges Your Gear While You Play Outside

Protect yourself from the sun while reading on the beach or working on your patio, and know that your electronic devices won't lose power mid-afternoon! Created by a team comprised of designers from the

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Apple Awarded Patent for Solar-Powered MacBooks

Apple Awarded Patent for Solar-Powered MacBooks

Charging your laptop may soon be as easy as sitting in the sun, as Apple has been awarded a patent for a new solar-powered MacBook. Still just a novel idea, a small solar panel affixed to the back of the

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Window Socket: Portable Solar-Powered Outlet Sticks to Windows, Charges Small Electronics

Window Socket: Portable Solar-Powered Outlet Sticks to Windows, Charges Small Electronics

The Window Socket is an idea so fabulously simple, it's slightly amazing that we haven't seen one before. Designed by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh, the charger sticks to a window and draws solar power to an

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SPOR Solar Battery Charger Helps You Carry the Power of the Sun in Your Pocket

SPOR Solar Battery Charger Helps You Carry the Power of the Sun in Your Pocket

"Two college kids trying to save the world". That's the slogan put forth by the team who designed SPOR, and they might very well succeed in that endeavor. SPOR is a self-regenerating solar battery

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The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets

The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets

Whenever I arrive at a coffee shop or coworking space, the first thing I do is scope out the power outlets. Between a smartphone, laptop, and occasionally a tablet too, keeping my mobile office up and

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Rawlemon’s New Spherical Beta.ey Solar Generator Can Charge Your Cell Phone

Rawlemon’s New Spherical Beta.ey Solar Generator Can Charge Your Cell Phone

For the past year or so, Rawlemon has been blowing our minds with their innovative concepts for concentrated solar power generation. Back in 2012 Inhabitat first reported on the Barcelona-based

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WakaWaka Provides Portable Solar Power to Syrian Refugees

WakaWaka Provides Portable Solar Power to Syrian Refugees

An estimated 6.8 million Syrians have been forced to flee their homes due to the ongoing civil war, which has claimed over 100,000 lives since 2011. With many refugees struggling to find access to

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The Top 10 Innovations at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia

The Top 10 Innovations at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia

The halls were packed with an enthusiastic crowd, and you could tell that the business of construction was back in a big way. The first place we hit was the Passive House Zone where a strong contingency

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SDA Unveils Gorgeous Solar-Charging Canopy for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

SDA Unveils Gorgeous Solar-Charging Canopy for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

The basis of Pure Tension's design is that of a tension tent: stress applied equally from all angles of a structure helps to keep the canopy taut and standing erect. SDA's approach was to use the car’s

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Sunstash Solar Charger Provides Off-Grid Energy During Emergencies

Sunstash Solar Charger Provides Off-Grid Energy During Emergencies

SunStash is a newly launched Kickstarter project that seeks to provide an innovative solar powered solution to frequent interruptions in the power grid. Created by Don Cayelli, SunStash combines a

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15 Fantastic Green Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

15 Fantastic Green Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is approaching quickly, and if the special dad in your life is an eco-minded type, you might be a bit stumped on what to get him this year. Lucky for you we've rounded up more than a few

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Voltaic Celebrates Bike to Work Day with Portable Solar-Charging Trailer You Can Rent!

Voltaic Celebrates Bike to Work Day with Portable Solar-Charging Trailer You Can Rent!

Today is National Bike to Work Day, and all across America, people are ditching their cars and trucks for a cleaner, healthier journey via bicycle. Our friends at Voltaic Systems joined in the fun to

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Voltaic Launches New Waterproof LED Touchlight That is Powered by Any USB Source

Voltaic Launches New Waterproof LED Touchlight That is Powered by Any USB Source

Voltaic, the innovative green design company that is best known for its portable solar panels and solar-powered bags, just unveiled a new LED touchlight, and it's one of the brightest ideas we've seen

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Top 6 Gadgets for the Home to Help You Go Green in 2013

Top 6 Gadgets for the Home to Help You Go Green in 2013

It may still be December, but we're already thinking about our resolution to make 2013 our greenest year yet. In addition to those classic resolves to eat healthier, spend more time with family and

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Waka Waka Light’s Portable Solar Lamp Uses the Sun’s Energy to Charge Cell Phones

Waka Waka Light’s Portable Solar Lamp Uses the Sun’s Energy to Charge Cell Phones

The Waka Waka Personal Solar Power Station is a clever little gadget that can charge any cell phone and tablet via a USB connector using a solar LED lamp. That means no more frustrating dead phone

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SunVolt Power Station Can Charge Gadgets as Fast as a Wall Outlet

SunVolt Power Station Can Charge Gadgets as Fast as a Wall Outlet

It's easy to get worked up about portable solar chargers. Yes, it's awesome to make your own clean energy, and it's wonderful not to be tethered to an outlet every time your phone needs a boost of juice.

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The Voltaic Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger Buckles Onto Any Backpack

The Voltaic Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger Buckles Onto Any Backpack

Portable solar chargers are an amazing creation, and now you can have one that latches onto almost anything you carry! Voltaic systems' Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger can attach to any technical backpack,

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Voltaic’s New Super-Charged Solar Array Backpack Juices Up Devices On The Go!

Voltaic’s New Super-Charged Solar Array Backpack Juices Up Devices On The Go!

It's almost time to head back to school, and what better way to keep all your gadgets together and fully juiced than by carrying a multi-purpose charger on your back? The new Array Solar Backpack from

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How The Nokero SunRay Pro Power Solar Charger Saved My Skin & My Sanity During Hurricane Sandy

How The Nokero SunRay Pro Power Solar Charger Saved My Skin & My Sanity During Hurricane Sandy

This article was originally published in November 2012 When Hurricane Sandy hit last week and the power in my lower Manhattan apartment went out, my first thought, as I dug around for candles and LED

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XD Design’s Solar Phone Charger Sticks to Windows For Better Efficiency

XD Design’s Solar Phone Charger Sticks to Windows For Better Efficiency

Charging your phone just got a whole lot easier and more energy-efficient with XD Design's brilliant solar charger, which sticks to windows to maximize its exposure to the sun's rays. Instead of having to

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Solar Panels & Heated Socks Aid First Adaptive Athlete To Ski To the South Pole

Solar Panels & Heated Socks Aid First Adaptive Athlete To Ski To the South Pole

As you read this, a team of adventurers is cross-country skiing their way to the bottom of the world. But this is no ordinary Antarctic expedition - this is the first attempt made by an adaptive athlete

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Innovative Ray Solar Charger Juices Up Your iPod, iPhone or Other Gadget Using Sun Power

Innovative Ray Solar Charger Juices Up Your iPod, iPhone or Other Gadget Using Sun Power

Sunlight = free, electricity = not free, so doesn't it seem like a no-brainer to charge up your gadgets and small electronics using a solar charging device? That's exactly the thinking behind the Ray,

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The Strawberry Tree Gives Serbian Residents a Solar-Powered Hot Spot to Charge their Gadgets

The Strawberry Tree Gives Serbian Residents a Solar-Powered Hot Spot to Charge their Gadgets

The Strawberry Tree is a public solar charger for mobile devices invented by a group of students from the University of Belgrade. Their invention was unveiled for the first time in Serbia in October of

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Sprint Introduces Replenish, the First Eco-Friendly Android Smartphone

Sprint Introduces Replenish, the First Eco-Friendly Android Smartphone

The ever-evolving transition from cell phones to smart phones has most of us itching for the latest model. But what to do when we want an upgrade that goes lighter on the earth? Sprint may have the answer

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Eton Mobius Solar iPhone Charging Case Doubles Your Cell’s Battery Life

Eton Mobius Solar iPhone Charging Case Doubles Your Cell’s Battery Life

Once again, Eton has read our minds and brought us yet another useful mobile gadget: the Mobius solar charging case. Like the company's other electronics, the Mobius is equipped with a monocrystal solar

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Win a Hymini Portable Wind + Solar Gadget Charger!

Win a Hymini Portable Wind + Solar Gadget Charger!

Put green power in the palm of your hand! Having trouble keeping your gadgets charged on a daily basis? Ever had your cellphone run out of juice on you in the middle of an important day? You're in

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First Ever Apple-Licensed iPod Solar Charger Case Unveiled

First Ever Apple-Licensed iPod Solar Charger Case Unveiled

For those of you with the latest iPod or iPhone Touch, in a months time you'll be able to charge your Apple gadgets with a fancy schmancy new solar case. Novothink, a manufacturer of alternative

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SOLAR TREE by Vivien Muller

SOLAR TREE by Vivien Muller

Photovoltaic gadgets often get trapped in the monotonous façade of plain panels, which often leave something to be desired in the aesthetics department. Not so with Vivien Muller's sleek PhotoSynthese

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The Solarjo Solar Power Purse

The Solarjo Solar Power Purse

Here at inhabitat we love seeing sun-soaking solar accessories, and this Solarjo Power Purse packs more than just good looks. Appearing at first glance as sleek as any other designer handbag, this classy

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THE SOLARROLL: The Go-anywhere Solar Gadget Charger!

THE SOLARROLL: The Go-anywhere Solar Gadget Charger!

Looking for an eco-friendly and convenient alternative to charging your cell phone, camera, or laptop? The Brunton SolarRoll beats out solar-powered bags and backpacks and, certainly, the hassle of

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