High-end fashion items collect and store solar energy
The importance of our smartphones has led to charging points being installed in a number of outdoor places, from parasols to handbags. Now a Netherlands-based fashion designer has created Wearable Solar, a range of high-end garments that feature solar panels, enabling wearers to charge a mobile device. READ MORE…

High-end fashion items collect and store solar energy

The importance of our smartphones has led to charging points being installed in a number of outdoor places, from parasols to handbags. Now a Netherlands-based fashion designer has created Wearable Solar, a range of high-end garments that feature solar panels, enabling wearers to charge a mobile device. READ MORE…

Garden mirror tracks the sun to provide light where it’s most needed
The benefits of increased light in an environment are multiple, from boosting mood to helping plantlife grow more efficiently. We recently covered a window coating designed to let more light in and now green product manufacturer Wikoda has created The Sunflower, the first domestic heliostat that helps owners reflect light in their garden towards the spots that need it most. READ MORE…

Garden mirror tracks the sun to provide light where it’s most needed

The benefits of increased light in an environment are multiple, from boosting mood to helping plantlife grow more efficiently. We recently covered a window coating designed to let more light in and now green product manufacturer Wikoda has created The Sunflower, the first domestic heliostat that helps owners reflect light in their garden towards the spots that need it most. READ MORE…

Rechargeable battery can be painted onto almost any surface
Regular readers of Springwise may remember our article about On/Off paint, a conductive wall paint that acts as a switch upon touch. Now researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have gone one step further, developing a paintable battery that can be sprayed onto almost any surface and recharged using sunlight. READ MORE…

Rechargeable battery can be painted onto almost any surface

Regular readers of Springwise may remember our article about On/Off paint, a conductive wall paint that acts as a switch upon touch. Now researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have gone one step further, developing a paintable battery that can be sprayed onto almost any surface and recharged using sunlight. READ MORE…

Contractors bid to install rooftop solar panels
Environmentally-friendly energy solutions for the home are becoming ever more common, but as the technology is new to many and installation costs fluctuate, how do homeowners know if they are getting the best deal? Aiming to provide a solution, Gridbid is a site which allows quality contractors to bid for solar panel installation jobs on people’s roofs. READ MORE…

Contractors bid to install rooftop solar panels

Environmentally-friendly energy solutions for the home are becoming ever more common, but as the technology is new to many and installation costs fluctuate, how do homeowners know if they are getting the best deal? Aiming to provide a solution, Gridbid is a site which allows quality contractors to bid for solar panel installation jobs on people’s roofs. READ MORE…

Personal solar charger broadcasts and rewards users’ energy savings

Much the way the solar-powered Puma Phone delivers eco bragging rights in addition to a green-minded smartphone, so too the new Changers Starter Kit goes beyond simply giving users a way to charge their personal electronics. Rather, users of the German solar-powered charging kit can both see and share information on the CO2 they’ve saved, while being rewarded with credits at participating stores. READ MORE…

Personal solar charger broadcasts and rewards users’ energy savings

Much the way the solar-powered Puma Phone delivers eco bragging rights in addition to a green-minded smartphone, so too the new Changers Starter Kit goes beyond simply giving users a way to charge their personal electronics. Rather, users of the German solar-powered charging kit can both see and share information on the CO2 they’ve saved, while being rewarded with credits at participating stores. READ MORE…

For every purchase online, an investment in solar energy


Much the way California-based Ark turns consumers’ online activity into donations for charity, so Netherlands-based Do The Bright Thing does something similar for solar energy. Specifically, for every purchase made through the site, 10 percent of the purchase value is invested in solar energy. READ MORE…

For every purchase online, an investment in solar energy

Much the way California-based Ark turns consumers’ online activity into donations for charity, so Netherlands-based Do The Bright Thing does something similar for solar energy. Specifically, for every purchase made through the site, 10 percent of the purchase value is invested in solar energy. READ MORE…