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Green tech finds (7/2/10)

Article: Green tech finds (7/2/10)

Summer’s here, it’s hot, and so, naturally, we’ve got lots of solar news in this week’s green tech finds…

Fuel-efficient driving on your iPhone: Consumer Reports’ new listing of smart phone apps for drivers includes Greenmeter, an iPhone app that “…monitors your driving and displays your car’s mpg, fuel cost, and carbon emissions.”
Is that a secret for more efficient solar cells in your pants…? No, not a really bad, geeky joke: researchers at Cornell have discovered a specific molecule “in blue jeans and some ink dyes” that could be used to build frameworks for cheaper solar cells. (via Treehugger)

Solar Charging on the Go

Article: Solar Charging on the Go

TreeHugger has been impressed with the meteoric rise of solar power, and the gadgets that help consumers take advantage of the power of the sun. Since we started watching out for them about two and a half years ago, a multitude of chargers and accessories have popped up on our radar that utilize the sun’s…