Green tech finds (8/26/10)
Hemp cars, pedal-powered submarines, and lots of wave power… this week’s green tech finds.
- Harnessing the surge: Finnish company AW-Energy is building a test plant in Portugal for its Waveroller concept, which “utilizes the so-called surge phenomenon found on ocean coasts.” (via Good News from Finland)
- More wave power: Ocean Renewable Power Company is testing out the wave power potential for the US Coast Guard’s station in Eastbrook, Maine.
- Solar-powered neon? Nope, but the city of Reno, Nevada, has contracted with Nevada Solar Work LLC to build 1.3 MW of solar installations at various public facilities around the city.
- A student-built green roof: Bucknell junior Becca Shopiro has led efforts to install a green roof on the university’s Dana Engineering Building. That’s her watering the roof’s plants above. (via the Milton, PA Standard Journal)
- The hemp EV: Canada’s Motive Industries will unveil the Kestrel electric vehicle at next month’s Electric Mobility trade show in Vancouver. The body of the car’s made from a hemp fiber composite. (via the Edmunton Journal)
- Local potato chips: Probably not, but Frito-Lay has created its Chip Tracker to allow consumers to find out where the chips in a particular bag were made. (via Springwise)
- The pedal-powered yellow submarine: The Scubster in a one-person, 3.5 meter pedal powered scuba submarine. (via Cleantechnica)
- Big-box geothermal: IKEA is building a geothermal heating and cooling system, developed in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Lab, at its store in Centennial, Colorado. (via Triplepundit)
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