No, the idea isn’t to power commercial air travel with photovoltaic solar – that’s being left that to super-lightweight, experimental efforts like Solar Impulse.
It wasn’t that long ago we reviewed the Etón Rukus Solar, a portable Bluetooth sound system powered by the sun. The company is now back in our headlines with word of a new, even more high end solar boombox dubbed the Rukus XL, pricing for around $200.
Ever fantasize about sailing off into the sunset, nothing but the open ocean and horizon ahead of you?
Living in America, it may feel like it’s nearly impossible to wean ourselves off fossil fuels, but even our car-obsessed society doesn’t have it as bad as island-dwellers.
Traditional streetlights spend all day doing nothing. Not until the sun begins to set, does a preset timer cause their inefficient bulbs to flicker on, illuminating the ground below until morning.
Logitech has certainly jumped onto the solar-powered keyboard bandwagon with both feet.
If you’ve never been on a sailboat, it might seem like the ultimate form of leisurely transportation: nothing but the waves, sunshine, and ocean breezes to speed you along your journey.
Solar-powered microelectronics? Not unusual.
But a solar-powered microchip with no battery - that is to say, a chip with the solar cell integrated into it and running directly off available light - now that's a breakthrough.
Indian school-children are testing a solar-powered tablet PC being developed by Rice University and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Logitech has debuted an $80 solar-powered wireless keyboard that measures only 1/3-inch thick.
An unmanned, solar-powered plane has landed in Arizona after spending two weeks in the air.
The solar powered Impulse HB-SIA has successfully completed its maiden voyage over a picturesque Swiss airfield.