Lightweight thin-film solar charger is rollable, and includes a battery bank

These ultra-thin solar charging devices use amorphous silicon technology, which is said to be effective even in shady or lower-light conditions.

Meet Herbert, the vertical hydroponic wall garden

The latest edition of YAIGU brings you Herbert, an LED-powered indoor “farm” that grows greens & veggies on your wall.

Episode 66: Dispatch from the ARPA-E summit; GM’s Maven shakes up ride-sharing

On this week’s podcast: The uncertain future of the DOE’s advanced energy research and a growing regenerative-ag movement in Costa Rica.

This system can purify 2000 liters of water per day with solar thermal energy

The Tenkiv Nexus modular renewable energy system can also use the sun’s heat to power anything “for 1/13th the cost of existing solar panels and 1/5th the cost of fossil fuels.”

Steel drum contains a complete solar charging station for off-grid & remote power

The Solar Charging Can has a self-contained solar power hub inside it that can be set up in about half an hour for events, off-grid situations, or emergency power.

Folding waterproof solar charger packs a pocket-sized punch

Portable solar chargers keep getting lighter, smaller, and more rugged, and PocketPower promises to deliver on all three of those features at a low price.

This $35 inflatable waterproof solar lantern will also charge your phone

The inventors of the innovative LuminAID solar lantern are Kickstarting another version of their device, this time with the added feature of a charging port for portable electronics.

Retrofitted yacht uses off-the-shelf solar & wind products to power its educational journey to Cuba

Vittoria Energy Expedition is sailing from DC to Cuba, visiting communities along the way where renewable energy is making a difference.

MIT, CI scientists ‘hack’ climate solutions

Researchers are exploring the often invisible connections between technology and the environment — and making sure they work together.

Stanford bioengineers create effective low-tech blood centrifuge with 20 cents worth of materials

Based on the design of a child’s whirligig toy, this ‘paperfuge’ can separate blood components in less than two minutes, with no electricity.

The Alchema machine turns fruit into wine or cider on your counter

Just what we’ve been waiting for – an automated home fermentation device that can turn fruit or honey into wine, mead, or cider.

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Eddy the robot can help you grow vegetables hydroponically

He wants to teach you to grow the most delicious, nutritious vegetables you can possibly imagine.

This startup’s wind generator flaps its wings like a hummingbird

Even in the wild world of offbeat wind energy machines, Tyer Wind’s design stands out.

Autonomous solar boat will recreate Mayflower’s historic voyage on its 400th anniversary

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship project aims to build and sail “the world’s first full-sized, fully autonomous unmanned ship” across the Atlantic in 2020.

Is more tech the answer to climate woes? New study says yes

New study shows that tenfold increase in the pace of clean tech deployment is required to meet the Paris Agreement goals.

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New test can diagnose cancer and other diseases by "smelling" your breath

An “artificially intelligent nanoarray” can offer a fast and inexpensive diagnosis of 17 diseases, by identifying their unique chemical signatures in your breath.

Speaker system is designed for deconstruction

Everybody should be doing this, planning for repairability from day one.

France is now home to the world’s first solar road

It’s only 1 kilometer long, but a two-year test of the solar road will help determine if a full rollout of 1000 km of solar roads in the country is worth pursuing.

Apple AirPods get a big fat easter egg for repairability from iFixit

Shorter post: They are ” essentially, disposable. “

Newest EcoReco electric scooter is a big step up in personal transport

The new EcoReco Model R offers a redesigned and “ridiculously feature-rich” option for urban commutes and last-mile transportation.

Pocket-sized charge controller enables easier DIY portable solar electric systems

The Inti C14 solar charge controller provides one of the missing links for small off-grid solar setups, and could be the key to more build-your-own systems.