solar photovoltaics

NextGen Fashion: Solar Purse That Charges a Cell Phone

NextGen Fashion: Solar Purse That Charges a Cell Phone

AMES, Iowa, August 19, 2008 (ENS) – Joe Hynek has created a solar purse and a solar necktie that the wearer can use to charge a cell phone or an iPod. The PhD student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University created the solar tie by imbedding thin-film photovoltaic cells in the fabric. He says…

Wave and Tidal Power: An Introduction

Wave and Tidal Power: An Introduction

TreeHugger likes to keep a keen eye on emerging sustainable and alternative energy technologies; while solar photovoltaics and wind farms are great (and getting better every day), the more ways we can produce energy without burning fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources, the better. One of the rising stars in the alternative energy game is…