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Green tech finds (10/7/10)

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

Off-grid battery packs for the developing world, a green tech playground, and more… this week’s green tech finds.

  • Making solar cells from wind: Welsh solar cell maker G24 Innovations is preparing for the installation of a wind turbine at its Wentloog Environmental Centre in Cardiff in order to produce its renewable power systems with renewable power (at least partially). (via Treehugger)

  • The off-grid battery pack: Start-up Fenix International rolled out its website and first product this week: the ReadySet, a “a 12-volt lead acid battery designed specifically for frequent charges from a variety of sources, including a solar panel, bicycle generator, the power grid, or eventually hydro and small-wind turbines.” The product is designed for use in areas of the developing world without access to power. See the video above for details. (via CNET Green Tech)

New York Tests High-Efficiency Wood Heat Technologies

Article: New York Tests High-Efficiency Wood Heat Technologies

ALBANY, New York, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – Searching for efficient renewable fuels, New York State is investing $1.6 million in the evaluation and improvement of wood-fired heating equipment such as residential and commercial wood boilers, pellet stoves, wood stoves, and emerging grass-pellet technologies. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority today announced…

New York Forests Regain Green Certified Status

Article: New York Forests Regain Green Certified Status

ALBANY, New York, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today that state-owned forests have regained their status as “green certified” by internationally recognized standards, meaning they are managed with the highest sustainability requirements. The designation applies to all state-owned forestlands outside the Adirondack and Catskill…