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  • Plugged Solar panels can deliver 10,000 miles a year for your hybrid car, free
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    Plugged Solar panels can deliver 10,000 miles a year for your hybrid car, free

    By 17 January 2014

    Plugged Solar is a US solar panel provider that creates home systems. It says that you can generate enough power to drive your plug-in hybrid car up to 10,000 miles a year - effectively reducing your carbon footprint to zero. Of course this company is...

  • IKEA solar panels go on sale in UK, will hit all 17 stores within 10 months
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    IKEA solar panels go on sale in UK, will hit all 17 stores within 10 months

    By 30 September 2013

    Swedish housewares giant IKEA has begun selling solar panel packages to customers in the UK. The retailer has long-touted going green, and has even used solar power for its own stores, but now it wants customers to go green with them. IKEA has announced...

  • SolarKindle e-reader cover shines on
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    SolarKindle e-reader cover shines on

    By 9 January 2012

    As Liam Gallagher once claimed; You can wait for a lifetime to spend your days in the sunshine. But by the time you that, your Kindle would've run out of juice. Luckily for you, SolarFocus Technology has unleashed the SolarKindle over in Vegas at CES...

  • Puma phone officially launched
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    Puma phone officially launched

    By 16 February 2010

    Puma has officially launched their branded handset in partnership with Sagem. The phone was teased, revealed, withdrawn, last week but now sees the light of day at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. "It has its own personality", claimed Nina Wolf, global...

  • VIDEO: Puma to launch solar-powered mobile
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    VIDEO: Puma to launch solar-powered mobile

    By 11 February 2010

    The previously-reported Puma phone, which we first heard about back in October, has broken cover in the form of a teaser site and a video clip featuring a cat. The handset is timed to coincide with the World Cup and as such, features a bunch of applications...

  • i.Tech Dynamic SolarVoice 908 solar-powered Bluetooth headset launches
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    i.Tech Dynamic SolarVoice 908 solar-powered Bluetooth headset launches

    By 27 October 2009

    Apparently launching as the first solar-powered Bluetooth headset to feature noise reduction, i.Tech Dynamic has introed the SolarVoice 908 Bluetooth headset. The eco-friendly SolarVoice 908 offers background noise reduction with digital signal processing...

  • Oregon Scientific launches solar-powered ECO range
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    Oregon Scientific launches solar-powered ECO range

    By 21 September 2009

    Oregon Scientific has announced the launch of a new "+ ECO" range that includes a device to help monitor the temperature inside your home, with the aim of getting a better grip on your central heating, potentially saving money - and you know it's coming...

  • Devotec Solar Sound Bluetooth Speakers review
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    Devotec Solar Sound Bluetooth Speakers review

    By 14 August 2009

    Sometimes you don't know you want something until you actually get it. In this case, it's the Devotec Solar Sound Bluetooth Speakers, which have been a god send over the past few weeks. The speakers themselves have a very similar shape to a Battenberg...

  • Solar powered flowers offer workers Wi-Fi and power
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    Solar powered flowers offer workers Wi-Fi and power

    By 24 July 2009

    New Yorkers are being given the chance to work outside thanks to a little help from the sun and some technologically advanced daisies. Toyota, in an attempt to show its green credentials for the launch of the Prius, has placed a handful of solar powered...

  • Orange reveals updated solar tent concept
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    Orange reveals updated solar tent concept

    By 22 June 2009

    Orange is really going for it with its Glastonbury sponsorship this year. As well as the power pump mobile charger, the GlastoNav mobile app and that spot the bull comp that's ongoing, it's unveiled the "tent of the future" concept design. Using "cutting...

  • Brando offers USB solar charging hub
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    Brando offers USB solar charging hub

    By 15 June 2009

    Brando has turned to the mighty power of the Sun with its latest launch - the USB solar charging four-port hub. Not just a hub for connecting up USB-equipped peripherals to your PC, the gadget also gets a solar panel and six phone connectors that can...

  • Samsung launches E1107 solar-powered phone
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    Samsung launches E1107 solar-powered phone

    By 12 June 2009

    Following the annoucement of the company's solar-powered "Blue Earth" handset, Samsung has now brought a solar-powered mobile to market. Launched in India, although it will also go on sale in other parts of Asia, South America and Europe, the Samsung...

  • FreeLoader Pro solar charger launches
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    FreeLoader Pro solar charger launches

    By 3 June 2009

    Solar Technology has launched the new FreeLoader Pro "professional" portable solar charger. The Pro now comes with a new power cradle, the "CamCaddy", that will let users charge digital compact cameras, DSLRs and video camera batteries. The FreeLoader...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Buy one give one free on SUNNAN solar lamps
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    Daily Tech Deal: Buy one give one free on SUNNAN solar lamps

    By 1 June 2009

    For today's tech deal we have a great idea from IKEA and UNICEF which may well help a little towards improving the quality of life of children in developing countries. For every SUNNAN solar powered lamp sold in IKEA stores worldwide, one lamp will be...

  • New Sharp portable solar panels are "industry's thinnest"
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    New Sharp portable solar panels are "industry's thinnest"

    By 26 May 2009

    Sharp's LR0GC02 Solar Panel module has proved popular in Japan, where phones can now be recharged by just leaving them in the sun. That technology has now gone global, as Sharp announces that its solar panel will be available across the world to device...

  • Scosche launches solChat bluetooth speaker phone
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    Scosche launches solChat bluetooth speaker phone

    By 18 March 2009

    Scosche has launched the solChat Bluetooth Speaker Phone, a solar-powered gadget that will give you an eco-friendly way to chat to your friends while you're driving. With a lithium ion rechargeable battery and a solar panel, the solChat can be charged...

  • LG unveils solar power phone too
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    LG unveils solar power phone too

    By 16 February 2009

    Not to be outdone by rival Samsung, LG has unveiled its own eco-friendly mobile phone equipped with a solar panel battery cover at Mobile World Congress. This solar-powered handset is part of the company's "aggressive" green initiative. "Using renewable...

  • ZTE to launch low-cost solar phone at MWC
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    ZTE to launch low-cost solar phone at MWC

    By 13 February 2009

    Following the news of Samsung's "Blue Earth" solar mobile to launch at Mobile World Congress, Pocket-lint can reveal it won't be the only sun-powered device in attendance. ZTE, a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer and Digicel, a Jamaican-based operator,...

  • Samsung unveils Blue Earth solar powered phone
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    Samsung unveils Blue Earth solar powered phone

    By 12 February 2009

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled a solar-powered full touchscreen phone called "Blue Earth". No eco launch is complete without earthy PR speak, so the Blue Earth is apparently designed to "symbolise a flat and well rounded shiny pebble". More importantly,...

  • Solio Mono multi-device charger announced
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    Solio Mono multi-device charger announced

    By 10 February 2009

    Better Energy Systems has announced the Solio Mono, a multi-device charger set to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2009 next week. Designed for times when you're in the middle of nowhere with no battery charge left on your phone, the Solio Mono...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Freeloader solar charger
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    Daily Tech Deal: Freeloader solar charger

    By 6 February 2009

    It's always a bit tricky playing the eco-friendly card when your main aim, as a technology website, is to tell people about all the latest gadgets available - that need electricity to run on. However, we are told every little bit helps so for today's...

  • Eclipse Intuit phone concept revealed
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    Eclipse Intuit phone concept revealed

    By 14 January 2009

    The Eclipse Intuit phone as designed by Eddie Goh gives you a 5-megapixel camera with built-in software for editing and uploading, a slide-out touch keyboard with tactile feedback, and a big ole touchscreen front and centre. So far, so concepty, but really...

  • Husqvarna launches Automower Solar Hybrid
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    Husqvarna launches Automower Solar Hybrid

    By 6 January 2009

    Due to be showcased at this week's CES event, Husqvarna's new Automower Solar Hybrid is a fully robotic lawn mower partly powered by the sun that uses no fuel or oil. Combining solar power with electricity, Husqvarna says the Solar Hybrid mower has less...

  • Shiro launches self-powered solar MP3 player
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    Shiro launches self-powered solar MP3 player

    By 12 December 2008

    Following rumours this year of a solar-powered iPod, Singapore-based Shiro has launched a solar media player. The Shiro SQ-S looks like a standard MP3 and video player, but with one key difference - solar photovoltaic cells on the back that, its makers...

  • iCharge Eco harnesses the power of the sun
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    iCharge Eco harnesses the power of the sun

    By 26 November 2008

    There's a whole host of chargers out there, but the iCharge eco is good for the environment too. It features a solar panel and charges everything from your PSP and Nintendo DS to your mobile phone. It delivers an output of DC5.0-5.5V/600mA and comes with...