Solar-powered Watly provides internet, energy, and drinking water for Ghana residents

April 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Solar-powered Watly provides internet, energy, and drinking water for Ghana residents

When it comes to renewable energy in developing nations, sometimes a solid multitasker is the way to go. That’s the idea behind the Watly system, a solar-powered machine that stores electricity, purifies water, and connects local residents to the internet . After running a pilot program with a stripped-down version of the machine in Ghana, the company is gearing up to create Watly 3.0, a bigger, better renewable energy machine. Read the rest of Solar-powered Watly provides internet, energy, and drinking water for Ghana residents

Go here to read the rest:
Solar-powered Watly provides internet, energy, and drinking water for Ghana residents

Mountain-shaped Ama’r Children’s Culture House in Copenhagen has no beginning or end

April 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Mountain-shaped Ama’r Children’s Culture House in Copenhagen has no beginning or end

Read the rest of Mountain-shaped Ama’r Children’s Culture House in Copenhagen has no beginning or end

Continued here: 
Mountain-shaped Ama’r Children’s Culture House in Copenhagen has no beginning or end

The new clean energy powers: Europe slides, developing nations surge

March 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on The new clean energy powers: Europe slides, developing nations surge

Europe is sliding as developing nations for the first time take the lead in global clean energy investment.

Continued here:
The new clean energy powers: Europe slides, developing nations surge

Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World

August 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World

A team of international researchers have found a new way to purify water in the developing world. It’s a filter made of plasma-charged carbon nano-tubes that can easily filter out harmful contaminants and even remove salt from otherwise undrinkable briny water. The filters are small — easy to integrate into a teapot-sized  portable water purifier . For poor or remote villages, these devices would be much more practical than building a large-scale  purification plant , which would require a large amount of energy and high labor costs to keep running. Read the rest of Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon nanotubes , clean drinking water , contaminated water , developing nations , nano-filter , new water filter , potable water , safe drinking water , water filters , water purification        

Original post: 
Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World

Photoflow is a Water and Solar Power Collection System for Developing Countries

August 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Photoflow is a Water and Solar Power Collection System for Developing Countries

While our planet may be made up mostly of water, and electricity is used in every developed country, both of these are in tragically short supply in many places around the globe. Moreover, the majority of still developing countries are located on or near the equator, which receives more sunlight and rainfall than just about anywhere else on Earth. NOS , a design consulting company founded by Agustin Saiz Otegui, has designed a simple solution called Photoflow that aims to provide solar power and rainwater collection in one single unit for households in underdeveloped areas . Read the rest of Photoflow is a Water and Solar Power Collection System for Developing Countries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: collecting rainwater , design for good , developing nations , equator rainfall , humanitarian design , NOS photoflow , NOS solarflow , photoflow , photoflow power collection system , photoflow solar power and rainwater collection system , photoflow water collection system , powering developing countries , rainwater collectors , rooftop rainwater , rooftop solar power , solar and rainwater collection system , solar cell power , solar power collection , solar power collectors , Solarflow        

See original here:
Photoflow is a Water and Solar Power Collection System for Developing Countries

The SolePower Harvests Energy from Walking to Charge Your Gadgets

June 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on The SolePower Harvests Energy from Walking to Charge Your Gadgets

If you pound the pavement every day for your commute or just a little exercise, you can use some of your stride to power your electronic devices. The SolePower is a shoe insole that allows the wearer to generate electricity as they move. Able to be slipped into a piece of footwear, the system runs a wire to a rechargeable battery worn around the ankle or clipped to the shoe. Power is generated and stored as you stroll and can later be used to charge phones, GPS units, music players, and other gadgets. Using mechanical linkages and generators, the SolePower works much like a smaller, slimmer version of a hand-cranked flashlight . Read the rest of The SolePower Harvests Energy from Walking to Charge Your Gadgets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carnegie mellon university , charge , developing nations , first responder , hiker , insert , insole , iPhone , kickstarter , kinetic energy , pennsylvania , pittsburgh , podiatrist , shoe , solepower , walk        

Original post:
The SolePower Harvests Energy from Walking to Charge Your Gadgets

MPowered’s Elegant Luci Solar Lantern Maintains a Single Charge for Three Months!

January 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on MPowered’s Elegant Luci Solar Lantern Maintains a Single Charge for Three Months!

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off in Las Vegas this week, and once again, gadgets that make use of renewable energy are making headlines around the world. MPowered’s Luci solar lantern is a lightweight, collapsible appliance that acts as a task light, flash light and a diffused lantern. Designed to be a clean energy solution where light is inaccessible or not affordable, Luci’s waterproof form is also perfect for emergency disaster kits or camping adventures. Read the rest of MPowered’s Elegant Luci Solar Lantern Maintains a Single Charge for Three Months! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ces , CES 2013 , consumer electronics show , developing nations , energy efficient lighting , LEDs , MPowered , off-grid , renewable energy , solar lantern , Solar Power

See the original post: 
MPowered’s Elegant Luci Solar Lantern Maintains a Single Charge for Three Months!

Oxfam Takes on Land Grabs — Rich Investors: "They’re Not Countries, They’re Commodities"

September 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Oxfam Takes on Land Grabs — Rich Investors: "They’re Not Countries, They’re Commodities"

Despite years-old warnings against the increasing trend of land grabs by rich countries in poorer countries, the practice continues with little notice. Oxfam says that “in many cases, the land sold is actually being used by poor families: for homes, to grow food to eat, or to make money off in o… Read the full story on TreeHugger

See original here: 
Oxfam Takes on Land Grabs — Rich Investors: "They’re Not Countries, They’re Commodities"

Suriname Establishes Govt Agency for Climate Adaptation: An Emerging Trend?

August 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Suriname Establishes Govt Agency for Climate Adaptation: An Emerging Trend?

Image: Radio Nederland Wereldomroep via flickr The tiny South American nation of Suriname has recently joined its neighbor Guyana in creating an agency dedicated to dealing with climate change. Suriname, the continent’s smallest country, is a low-lying nation on the northern coast of South America, with the majority of the population concentrated along the coast where the capital is located. More importantly, Suriname counts itself as one of … Read the full story on TreeHugger

View post: 
Suriname Establishes Govt Agency for Climate Adaptation: An Emerging Trend?

US Plans to Export Oil from Keystone XL Tar Sands; It Won’t Improve Energy Security

August 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on US Plans to Export Oil from Keystone XL Tar Sands; It Won’t Improve Energy Security

Photo: Jungbim via Wikimedia Commons , CC BY-SA 3.0 Much to the contrary of the rhetoric used by the Keystone XL’s supporters (which now appear to be not only the U.S. State Department, but Obama’s Energy Secretary Stephen Chu), the tar sands pipeline that thousands of citizens are pro… Read the full story on TreeHugger

Read the original post:
US Plans to Export Oil from Keystone XL Tar Sands; It Won’t Improve Energy Security

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1931 access attempts in the last 7 days.