Green tech finds (2/4/10)
Hummer horse carts, cheap(er) wind power, and make-you-own toilet paper machines… this week’s green tech finds.
- Sony adds to its green cred: The VAIO W Series laptop and Aspen phone both feature power saving and recycled materials. (via Stuff.tv)
- Trash to energy in Milwaukee: Developer Alliance Federated Energy announced Project Apollo, a trash-to-syngas project planned for the city’s North Side.
- Solar irrigation project bears fruit: Actually vegetables… the Solar Electric Light Fund’s Solar Market Garden Project in Benin has shown to improve food and economic security, according to research by Stanford’s Program on Food Security and the Environment (a partner on this project). (via sustainablog)
- The horse-powered Hummer: Really want to use less gas with that behemoth vehicle? Turn it into a horse cart (see the video above). (via Inhabitat)
- The hydrogen-powered scooter: Suzuki is starting to test its Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter in London this month, and sees mass-market potential as early as 2015.
- Shoe power? Researchers at Princeton and Cal Tech have developed a more efficient piezoelectric material that could harvest energy from human movement (via EcoGeek)
- DIY Toilet Paper: Japanese firm Oriental‘s White Goat recycles waste office paper into toilet paper on the spot. (via Triplepundit)
- Discount home wind power: Honeywell and Windtronics claim their new gearless home wind turbine generates power at 1/3 the cost per kWh. (via greenUpgrader)
What did you find this week? The comment section below is waiting…