Renogy Phoenix Solar Powered Generator kit in a briefcase

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For many people the briefcase is totally passé, as backpacks seem to be all the rage, but not this one. The Renogy Phoenix is not your typical business accessory but rather an all-in-one solar powered generator briefcase. It really gives you, pardon the pun, a whole new meaning to mobile energy.

Officially called the Phoenix Generator 20W All-in-one Solar Kit, it features an LCD display comes complete with a handle. It comes in a small compact and portable form factor measuring only 16.24″ x 11.95″ x 3.94″ and weighing 12.8 pounds.

It has two built-in efficient Renogy 10 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panels that harness the power of the sun to charge its hefty built-in 16Ah lithium-ion phosphate battery (NMC). Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

ThermalTech: World’s first solar-powered smart jacket

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If you thought a down-filled jacket was the best way to keep warm you may be surprised to find out ThermalTech’s new lightweight energy-absorbing smart fabric with stainless steel mesh threads rather than goose or duck down, will more than do the trick.

The company’s new-patented technology uses the UV rays from the sun and other artificial lighting sources to help keep you warm and it’s very unlike traditional methods of using down or other fabrics and recycled body heat.  In fact, the energy it generates can warm wearers up to a further 10°C/18°F in a matter of a few minutes even in cold temperatures. And once the body’s optimal temperature is reached, the company says it will prevent overheating with its ability to maintain that temperature. Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

CanoeTech: U.S. solar company legitimizes Google Glass use

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Google Glass has certainly found itself this year at the butt-end of many jokes. In fact, it’s been parodied on Saturday Night Live and those who wear it have been branded with a less than flattering label. Many see it as ludicrous, expensive and destined for failure. But one leading renewable energy company, San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power has announced that they are now using it along with their recently developed app, as a way to keep their technicians hands free out in the field, or more specifically out on the rooftops.

Read more…AT CANOE TECH BLOG

Nokero Solar light bulb a sight for sore eyes

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EDMONTON, AB, Dec 3, 2013/ Troy Media/ – In early 2010, Steve Katsaros, a mechanical engineer and former ski racer had a brilliant idea: to develop a simple, yet inexpensive solar light bulb that could be used almost anywhere. His idea has recently come to fruition as his company, Denver-based Nokero, launched the world’s most affordable solar light bulb.

The new light bulb will certainly be a sight for sore eyes (pardon the pun) for the over 1.3 billion people, about 20 per cent of the world’s population, who, according to the a International Energy Agency (IEA), live without access to electricity. That number has certainly grown because of natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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