Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Portable and Off the Grid

Scientists have confirmed that enough solar energy falls on the surface of the earth every 40 minutes to meet 100 percent of the entire world’s energy needs for a full year. Tapping just a small portion of this solar energy could provide all of the electricity America uses.”- Al Gore, Nobel Prize winner, former Vice President

Well, let’s go off the grid! Better yet….go portable and off the grid!

Most solar and wind harvesting devices and turbines are big - actually more like enormous (e.g. satellites with solar panels), heavy, and expensive. As technology continues to advance, we have seen modern day markets and institutions adopt efficient, well-designed applications that scream “tax rebates” and social benefits. But...to be real! We want style, more money in our wallets and down right simple convenience.

It’s products like Pure Power, Noon Totes, and the GM-Segway Electric 2-seater that are listening to early adopters and paving the wave for innovative design.

What's your latest sustaino design that you have seen or developed?


Bernie said...

Don't forget the solar tie. It can charge you cell phone, fashionably.


Sustaino - said...

Love the solar ties!!


Anonymous said...

I see the new Solar panels going up at E. 22nd and Carnagie... like an awing atop the new parking garage. I also see the microwind turbines in my window, next to my solar panel, in the penthouse of the Hanna Building. Lastly I see the microwind turbines at CSU water tower.

Considering TRI-C has this whole "The Green Academy AndCenter For Sustainability" one would think their facilities group would be leading the pack and all... but I have not seen Leo Russo's folks team jamming on that... like CSU, or my green office. Booooo Yaaa.


Sustaino - said...

Booyah! I saw them, too, on Carneige across my St. Vincent's hospital Go Cleveland! Go Sustaino!