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Why Facebook Wants A Solar Drone Company

Why Facebook Wants A Solar Drone Company

A rumor’s been swirling around the Internet this week that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are interested in acquiring solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace. The social media giant is rumored to be interested in the drone company to make the Internet truly mobile. Such a purchase could be part of the Internet.org initiative, which seeks to


Solar-Powered Computers for Students in Africa

A business which is based at the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP) has developed a unique solar-powered off-grid computing solution which is being used by students in Africa. Sustainable Computers was founded by Tony Winfield, a former Head of ICT and Business at a local secondary school, who recognized that one of the issues holding


New York City Gets 25 Solar Streetchargers

Goal Zero’s solar chargers and battery backups have been used in some of the toughest environments on earth, places like Everest, and Eric Larsen used the company’s chargers on his recent attempt to bike across Antarctica. But they may be facing their toughest challenge yet—New York City. Goal Zero partnered with AT&T and design studio


Pictoral Installs 757 Kilowatt PV Array

Pictorial, a family-owned, New Jersey commercial printer since 1938, is now benefitting from its new solar rooftop. It’s a757 kilowatt photovoltaic array installed by N.J.-based Solis Partners. Printing companies use a fair amount of electricity running printing presses, machine operated cutting machines and more, so it’s no surprise that the system, which covers two-thirds of


The Princeton Satellite Systems’ SunStation EV Charging Station

Solar EV charging stations are hardly new – as regular readers of SolarChargedDriving.Com surely know. But every now and then something comparatively new comes along in the world of solar EV charging. Now is one of those times, at least according to Princeton Satellite Systems, which claims it will soon be producing “the first 100


Lockheed Martin Working on Solar Generator for Navy

One of the most dangerous situations for the armed forces is simply delivering fuel. It costs lives and adds a significant cost to the fuel itself. So one of the things the armed forces in the U.S. are trying to do is reduce their use of fuel. Lockheed Martin won a contract from the Office


The “Double” Solar Powered Cell Phone from ZTE Corporation

Designers at ZTE Corporation have unveiled a new concept cellphone, dubbed the Double, which willnever run out of juice on a sunny day. The concept phone featuresphotovoltaic panels across its entire façade, which harness sunlight torecharge the onboard battery. On the technical specification sheet, the phone will come equippedwith a 360-degree hinge and a 3.2-inch

U.S. Army Testing Solar Powered Tents and Shades

The U.S. Army is testing a host of flexible, portable andlightweight solar-powered shades and tent-like technologies, which havebeen designed to allow units to deploy transferable and exportableelectrical power that can charge batteries, computers and otherelectronic gear without needing a fossil-fuel powered generator. The products are based on the use of flexible photovoltaics toproduce electricity, thus


Solar Powered Air Conditioner from Gree Electric Appliances

China’s Gree Electric Appliances has developed the country’s first solar-powered air-conditioning system that can also send excess electricity to the power grid. The companyhas stated that the first 50,000 units of the air conditioner will besold in the American market, after which the system will be madeavailable for purchase in China. The system, which mainly


The Solar Powered Lightbulb from Nokero

According to statistics, over a quarter of the world’s populationstill burns fossil fuels for light, resulting in about 190 million tonsof CO2 being emitted into the air each year. Nokero tried to reduce emissions by developing the world’s first solar lightbulb – the N100. The company has now bettered its own technology by developing the

KYOCERA starts supplying solar-powered recharging stations for electric bicycles

Kyocera Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Kyocera CommunicationSystems Co. Ltd announced the development of its new "Solar CycleStation" — an environmentally friendly solar-powered recharging stationfor electric-assisted bicycles that uses the company’s high performancesolar modules. The system, which was codeveloped by the two companies,is sold in Japan by KCCS starting this month. The stationsutilize solar modules