Green tech finds (7/15/10)

Fishy iPhone apps, soy car parts, and another solar Air Force base… this week’s green tech finds.

  • Sustainable seafood and wine? There’s an app for that… The Blue Ocean Institute and Brancott have launched the free Fishphone iPhone app, which not only provides sustainable seafood information on the go, but also suggest wine pairings.

  • The eco-travel planner: The Rainforest Alliance has beta launched its new sustainable travel guide and planner, Currently focused on south of the border destinations, the site features tour operators, hotels, restaurants and other amenities that have been certified by reputable NGOs.

  • DIY wind generators for rural Mexico: Global Post‘s Energy Entrepreneurs series shares the story of architect Porfirio Sanchez’s design for a DIY hybrid wind generator that residents of Oaxaca, Mexico can build themselves from readily-available materials. (via Triplepundit)

  • Is your green tech idea worth $200 million? GE has launched its ecomagination Challenge, a competition for ideas grid efficiency, renewable energy, and green building. The company and partners are putting up $200 million for winning ideas. (via TMCnet Green Technology)

  • Charge up your car in the Big Apple: Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened New York City’s first electric vehicle charging station at a commercial parking lot on Wednesday.

  • Vegan car parts? Ford is experimenting with replacing a quarter of the petroleum that goes into rubber for car parts with soybean oil. (via Earth & Industry)

  • Another solar Air Force base: Los Angeles Air Force Base has finished the first of its three-part installation of a solar array. (via Environmental Leader)

Got a good find of your own? Tell us about it in the comments…


  • The bicycle is making a  global comeback…
  • Solar power on the go… check out our current listings for portable solar generators.

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