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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sanyo cranking up the solar power spend in Japan
Read the full story Household | Power | R&D 07:54 PM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink

The Osaka-based electronics maker will be investing a whopping ¥6 billion ($65 million) to build a new solar cell plant in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Spreadable electronics mean OLED TVs may power themselves

Not satisfied with a future vision that already includes flexible screens and wafer-thin phones, a pair of Japanese companies has pushed the envelope to come up with far-fetched gadgets that do all of the above without ever going near a power socket.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Roll-up solar panels power disaster rescue kit

The latest piece of disaster recovery equipment to come out of Japan is an ingenious feat of engineering featuring one of the most unusual applications of solar technology that we’ve seen.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gasoline car converted to run on solar power

Those clever Japanese scientists have been at it again, working hard to find answers to problems we never knew existed. This time, they’ve come up with a way to convert dirty old normal cars into clean, green electric vehicles.

Friday, October 12, 2007

1mm diameter solar cell spheres formed in freefall by gravity
Read the full story Household | R&D 09:02 AM JMLH • Permalink

The traditional flat solar panel looks like becoming a thing of the past now that a Japanese company has developed a spherical equivalent that is both more efficient and far cheaper to make.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Solar charger hooks up with iPod, PSP and DS
Read the full story 09:11 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments

Solar-powered devices like the Solar-fine 1350 from Links International in Japan always sound like a great idea but rarely deliver much in practice, due to the inherent problem of actually finding enough sun at the right time to make them practical.

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