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Articles from December 2012

Eat, Grow, Charge

Monday 31st December 2012

As we face the new year many people will set their minds on losing weight, particularly if they have over indulged during the holiday period - but wait (or weight) ...

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Switch to Switch to Save - Video

Friday 28th December 2012

It is clear that energy efficient lighting can provide substantial energy savings and leading many of those savings are LED lights, but for many switching to LED lighting means a ...

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Take the Music with You

Thursday 27th December 2012

We have posted previously about mobile speakers, low and high tech, solar powered or rechargeable - but todays offering is also a flashlight, power supply and speaker phone. The Braven625s Bluetooth ...

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Peel and Stick Solar Panels

Monday 24th December 2012

When you think of solar panels many tend to think of large, reasonably heavy units on roofs or even arrayed across fields in solar farms, but here at the ESA ...

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Madder Batteries are Greener

Friday 21st December 2012

Rechargeable batteries are at the center of our lives. Cell phones, tablets, power drills, hand-mixers and so much more all use rechargeable power packs and at their heart are rechargeable ...

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Bright Little Sun - Video

Thursday 20th December 2012

Earlier this week we posted about the Waka Waka Light, apart from being a solar powered energy saving device it has huge social potential for all those who live off-grid ...

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It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday 19th December 2012

Cool roofs have become an ever popular method of improving the energy efficiency of a building and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) set out to ...

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Car That Blows Itself Up!

Tuesday 18th December 2012

It is a well known fact that having your tyres correctly inflated is not only safe but it also saves fuel. It is also accepted that the majority of us ...

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Shine a Light in the Dark Areas of the World - Video

Monday 17th December 2012

We feature solar lights and chargers often in our postings, but today we look at a solar charger that has at it’s foundation a far greater social aim - the ...

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Colour Printing Turns Green

Friday 14th December 2012

When we use our computer printers we use ink, paper and power - all impacting on the environment, but even if we are careful to print only when we need ...

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The Solar Powered Type - Video

Thursday 13th December 2012

Wireless keyboards are great, until suddenly the battery dies. You hammer away at the keys but nothing appears on the screen. If you touch type it’s not so bad, instantly you ...

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Slot Car Racing for Real!

Wednesday 12th December 2012

Electric cars are no doubt the future, but as we have mentioned previously there are still big drawbacks to owning and running an electrically powered vehicle. You need to charge the ...

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A Warm Heart and a Warm Home

Tuesday 11th December 2012

Researchers in Toronto, Canada, are testing a construction design change which is simple but could produce significant energy savings - which is good news as we start to get concerned ...

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Sunshine Films

Monday 10th December 2012

It is well known that sunlight is good when you are trying to film the kids on the beach, skiing or at any other family occasion - but the sun ...

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Save Energy with a Light Sleeping TV

Friday 7th December 2012

Television can often produce deep sleep, depending on the quality of the program, but the TV is then often left running while you snore - but how about your TV ...

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Wave Powered Robot Traverses Pacific

Thursday 6th December 2012

A wave powered robot has just travelled from San Francisco to Australia, gathering important scientific and environmental data as it went! ‘Papa Mau’, designed by Liquid Robotics, completed the 9,000 nautical ...

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Solar Panel Bonsai

Wednesday 5th December 2012

We posted last week about a solar powered ‘tree’ sited in public areas, where you can sit and charge your phone for 15 minutes - today we look at a ...

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The Hot Shower Is Waiting - Video

Tuesday 4th December 2012

You get up in the morning and as you dash around grabbing breakfast, making the bed, sorting out the kids and gathering your clothes together you have left the shower ...

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Flat but Warm - Video

Monday 3rd December 2012

As it gets colder we naturally wish to stay warm, but we may not have the luxury of a centrally heated home or we may just need to heat a ...

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