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    Blog About Residential Solar-Power Project

    June 20, 8:38 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Solar Technology

    Bob's Solar Project is Bob Goodsell's blog about his solar adventure. It all started in March with: "I'm installing a solar-electric system in my house this year, and I'll be tracking the progress here," and now, almost four months later, Bob has got

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    KSol & Sun Cook: Cook With The Sun

    June 20, 6:31 AM by Paula Alvarado in Solar Technology

    At the Terra Foundation website (remember the Horturba table?) we found two interesting alternatives to take advantage of the solar heat to cook outdoors without electricity or gas expenses, and reducing smoke emissions. First, the parabolic solar

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    The Brother "Cobra": Ultra Fast Prints + Ultra Low Power

    June 16, 1:06 PM by Dominic Muren in Clean Technology

    Businesses which depend on printed documents and tight schedules have long relied on getting the fastest print times possible to keep their offices running. But these high ppm ratings come at an extreme energy cost, because fast printers have

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    Retrobox: Recycling Computers For Profit

    June 16, 11:26 AM by Justin Thomas in Gadgets

    RetroBox is a computer recycling firm, which also accepts electronic devices, dismantling them for recycling, but also reselling their components. Pictured here is the CEO of RetroBox, Stampp Corbin. He says there is money to make in recycling, and he

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    Button-Battery Sized, Propane Fuel Cell for MP3 Players and Beyond

    June 16, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Gadgets

    "PASADENA, Calif.--Engineers have created a propane-burning fuel cell that's almost as small as a watch battery, yet many times higher in power density. Led by

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    Soldius1 Solar Phone Charger

    June 15, 10:00 AM by Warren McLaren in Gadgets

    If this gizmo works as well as the promo blurb says, then Soldius, of the Netherlands, are on to a good thing. Applying a mysterious, unexplained technology called Maximum Solar Power Tracking (MSPT), the Soldius1 is apparently capable of charging a

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    California Wineries Switch to Solar Power

    June 15, 8:23 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Solar Technology

    With recent shortages, the need for alternative energy in California is urgent and the vintners are realizing that the sun not only ripens their grapes, but it provides power to their wineries as well. Shafer Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s most

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    Snooping on Nature with High-Tech Gadgets

    June 14, 8:59 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Gadgets

    A couple of months ago our friends at WorldChanging wrote about digital fire lookouts. Great little inexpensive devices that remotely monitor forests and can warn us of fires. They even run on solar energy. But we're going to go much farther than that

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    Solar-Powered Biodiesel Pump in Santa Cruz

    June 9, 8:00 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Solar Technology

    This won't save the world, but it's nice to see that some people are going a bit farther than they need to, giving visibility to cleaner ways of getting things done and certainly inspiring others to go ahead with their projects. Jorah Roussopoulos and

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    Solarwebworks & EcoSky - When More is Better Than Less

    June 8, 9:08 AM by Warren McLaren in Gadgets

    Back in December '04 we ran a story on AISO, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) who were 100% sun powered. At the time they appeared to be on their lonesome. Yet, now we seem to have a post a week on such things. Can only be all good. So, why not mention

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    After Eco-Web Hosting, Green Broadband

    June 6, 7:04 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Gadgets

    We wrote about eco-friendly web hosting a few times already. The next logical step is to have a look at what can be done on the internet service provider (ISP) front, and it just so happens that we recently found out about a British ISP that aims to be

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    "Wind Up" Remote Control

    June 4, 9:29 AM by Justin Thomas in Gadgets

    Hippy Shopper recently featured the UK-version of this gadget, and we thought we'd feature the US version. It's a remote control that you charge by winding it up — thus eliminating the need for batteries. You can control six different devices with

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    Dell Introduces Two New Eco-Friendly Desktops

    June 4, 2:31 AM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Dell has announced that its two latest computers OptiPlex GX520 and the GX620 come with lead-free power supplies, motherboards and chassis. The company said its new OptiPlex systems are steps towards complying with the European Union's 2006 deadline to

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    Greening Your Computer

    June 3, 10:00 AM by Dominic Muren in Gadgets

    For those of you who are power computer users (And for readers of TH, who isn't ?) you may not realize exactly how much power your little electronic friend is sucking down. With the average desktop power consumption cruising along at 120 watts, and

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    Chambery inaugurates biggest solar farm in France

    June 3, 9:12 AM by Erwan Pianezza in Solar Technology

    It is a well known fact that France is behind most european countries in terms of renewable energies development, especially electricity production. Of course the battery of french nuclear reactors provides more than needed for the country and

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    GlobalPetFinder: Global Positioning System Tracks Lost Pets

    June 2, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Gadgets

    We leave it to you to decide if a just-launched Global Positioning System (GPS) location device for pets, by GlobalPetFinder(TM), is a great invention, or just an excuse to buy more "stuff". The device, available by direct order from the website link,

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    Self-Sustaining, Ultra-Minimalist, Eco-Effective, Modular Housing System

    June 1, 12:55 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Someone had to invent it. It's a housing system combining modular ultraminimalism, neo-sustainability and regenerative optimization. Taking cues from traditional Japanese joinery, the basis of the house is interlocking timber components. No piece is

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    Green Dry Cleaning

    June 1, 4:12 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Conventional dry cleaning isn't even slightly green. The standard solvent is perchloroethylene (or perc). It is a central nervous system depressant, and is listed as a hazardous air pollutant under the federal standards. There are three less toxic

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