Green tech finds (12/4/09)

Something a little different this time around: I’ve been in Helsinki, Finland this week checking out cleantech developments with a group of other bloggers ( and many thanks to FinnFacts for bringing us here!). While I’ve been a little slow to get posting on the stories I’ve heard (stay tuned here and at sustainablog for those posts), several of my colleagues fought off the jet lag well enough to get started. A few posts from Finland:

In news from other parts of the world:

  • Solar in orbit: California regulators have approved the nation’s first space-based solar power plant (via Green, Inc.)

  • And why does California need space-based solar power? The CalAdapt project (based on the Google Earth platform) plans to demonstrate how climate change might affect the state, and how Californians might adapt. (via CNET Greentech)

  • Kiwi sewage power: New Zealand’s Solray Energy has opened a sewage to biofuel plant in Christchurch (via Blue Living Ideas).

  • Car-charging for apartment dwellers: Mitsubishi has launched i-Charger, a system for charging electric vehicles at (Japanese) apartment buildings with a personal identification number (via Ecogeek).

Got a green tech find of your own? Let us know about it… in the comments.

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