Boy how I’d like to get my hands on one of these. Besides reducing power consumption, we can reduce the number of cords and adapters we have to lug around. And as Candace Lombardi writes, the cost of the technology enabling these applications is decreasing
One of the main things holding back small incorporable solar has been the cost. But with CIGS coming along further in terms of both efficiency and production cost compared to silicon solar cells, integrating flexible thin-film solar cells finally looks commercially viable.
CNET says data from Ascent
Solar suggests the Samsonite products will ably keep power-hungry gadgets charged like media players and handheld navigators.
Chevrolet has given us another good reason to cut our commutes. Freep published info from Chevy’s engineers that showed its long-awaited Volt could go 40 miles on an electrical charge. Now all you have to do is load the app on your iPhone that finds the nearest EV charging station.
GM has said the Volt will be able to travel about 40 miles on electricity alone. After 40 miles, a gasoline generator is to kick in to create power.
I ran across this presentation from one of the green Twitter Lists I follow.
The thing I liked was its common-sense approach to positioning sustainability initiatives. I’ve prepped hundreds of pitches and sales decks and invariably it boils down to understanding motivations.
Whether an organization’s moving towards sustainability is altruistic or money-motivated, you have to hone in on specifics, as Collective Responsibility outlines.
And it’s ok to have financial motivations as the basis for your green initiatives. Wal-Mart’s chairman talked about the genealogy of its green movement recently.
"What Wal-Mart has done is approach this from a business stand point and not from a point of altruism. If we as a company focus on waste, we can make Wal-Mart a better company and at the same time, become a better citizen," he said.
And this was the best part from Martin LaMonica’s piece.
From there, it spread to the point where now people who don’t have an environmentally oriented initiative in the company are "outliers," he said.