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The Cardboard Digital Camera by IKEA

The Cardboard Digital Camera by IKEA

We can’t help but sit up and take notice when we hear the words ‘eco friendly’. Which is why IKEA’s digital cardboard camera has caught our attention with its eco friendly frame and simple looks. The device was presented to media folk at the recently held Salone design show in Milan as part of the


Six Walmart Stores Go Solar in Colorado

Walmart recently expanded its solar commitment to Colorado by partnering with SolarCity to begin six new solar projects, which will reduce air pollution and help the state get closer to its renewable energy goals. Walmart marked its 100th solar installation in the United States and moved the company closer to its long-term goal of using


Kohl’s to get Electric Vehicle Charging Stations $KSS

Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) recently announced it will install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across America.    33 stores in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington will take part in the pilot program. Kohl’s customers will be able to charge their EVs for free while they shop.   Charging


IKEA: The New PV+EV Leader

We’re not quite sure why IKEA hasn’t publicized the PV + EV math that’s adding up to more and more U.S. IKEA outlets with both solar power and EV charging stations. And, frankly, we can’t tell you with precision which of the more than 40 IKEAs/ IKEA distribution centers in the U.S. have both PV


Fast Food Goes Solar $CMG $MCD

  In an increasing number of locations, fast food restaurants are converting to solar energy to not only help the environment, but to boost their bottom line as well. Here are a few examples from around the country. Chipotle Chipotle Mexican Grill, based in Denver, went solar with rooftop solar panels on 75 restaurants across


Walmart: 75% Renewable by 2013 $WMT

Walmart announced late last week that the company will be installing solar arrays atop 60 more stores in California—meaning that 75 percent of California stores will be powered by renewable energy by 2013. According to Walmart, the expansion will produce 22.5 kilowatt hours of clean energy per year (enough to power 1,750 homes), avoid producing


Wal-Mart to Install Solar Panels on California Stores $WMT

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday announced that 30 of its stores in California will be installed with solar panels, increasing the percentage number of stores powered with the alternative energy to 75%. California will become the only state where Wal-Mart has put in extensive effort to turn to renewable power. The retailer has more than


SolarWindow Moves Closer to Commercialization

Many solar products in the early stages of development today seem downright futuristic. But, from solar roadways to solar windows, it’s all happening. And it’s working. The U.S. Transportation Department is funding research into solar roadways, and New Energy Technologies announced two major breakthroughs with its SolarWindow technology within the last month. Researchers last week