Author Archive | Kevin Green

Stanford and Princeton Have Solar Breakthroughs

It’s not often that you can talk about two solar breakthroughs back to back. But, researchers at both universities, Stanford and Princeton, have turned the light on with new solar technology. Stanford researchers have developed solar cells made completely out of carbon. This has the potential of drastically reducing the price of the cells since […]

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Eco-Friendly Equipment for Office-Based Businesses

As the world becomes more environmentally aware, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd is determined to stay on trend. They’ve recently introduced a new line-up of eco-friendly and cost-effective printers with advanced colour printing technologies – but what other energy-saving products are proving popular? Let’s find out: Manual shredders Destroying bank statements, bills, letters or anything with […]

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MyCar All-Electric Vehicle From GreenTech Automotive

GreenTech Automotive (which has no connection to Green Tech Gazette, I swear) has unveiled its all electric MyCar, a two-seater with a range of up to 115 miles before needing a recharge. MyCar will bring 426 high paying jobs to its manufacturing plant in Mississippi. According to the press release, “GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S.-based […]

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EV Evolution- When Can the Masses Afford it?

We all know the reasons to consider electric vehicles- they are energy efficient, do not run on gas, have minimal to no tailpipe emissions. But are electric vehicles affordable to the public, or are they luxury cars that are only available to the wealthy? Read on to understand what is being done to make electric […]

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Underground Homes as Natural Disaster Shelters

It may seem obvious that underground homes often serve well as natural disaster shelters. This is especially true of the underground homes that are built from concrete and rebar. Some people use wood in their underground homes, but this is not as secure if you’re wanting your house to double as an emergency shelter. The […]

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Green Fallout Shelters for the Coming Apocalypse

Green Fallout Shelter So, you may think the Mayan calendar is a bunch of bunk and that survivalists are a bunch of weirdoes spending their lives preparing for a big nothing. And you could be right. But what if you’re not? FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) doesn’t take disaster preparedness lightly. And in addition, they […]

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Stealth Bomber Meets UFO in This Cool Solar Concept Car

SPV Until now, vehicles powered by solar energy have had a decidedly geeky appearance. While innovative, most lack the “wow” factor that triggers that must-have feeling among car aficionados. A new solar-powered vehicle concept car, appropriately called the SPV, has the wow factor in spades. Wide, flat and low, the SPV looks more like a […]

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Tata Pixel Clean Diesel High Mileage Concept Car

Tata Pixel Tata Motors of India has introduced a car conceptually designed for Europe. The Tata Pixel benefits from challenges Tata experienced in designing the earlier Nano. The Pixel concept car is a bit over nine feet in length, and it is purported to be the most efficient car that can still seat four adults. […]

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Christmas Tree Lights Powered by Pedestrian Footsteps

At a United Kingdom shopping mall, pedestrians are powering the towering Christmas tree. Worldwide 7.7 billion kWh of coal (some of which is in your stocking this year) and natural gas are used to power Christmas tree lights. Well, the Midsummer Place Shopping Centre has decided to stomp out this abuse of power this year […]

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World Record Reached for Solar Efficiency

Solar Record A company called First Solar has just raised the bar for every other photovoltaic cell manufacturer by setting a record for PV efficiency. First solar, among other things, makes cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar cells and increased their efficiency to 17.3-percent. According to First Solar, “…it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic […]

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