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Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Clip-On Solar Charger for Power On-the-Go

clip-on solar charger

Have you ever had your phone or camera die when at the beach and a perfect photo opportunity comes up? If this has happened to you, then I have some great news and a unique green solution. OC Outdoor Solar now has a KickStarter program online for you to back the project to make this solution possible.

OC Outdoor Solar will provide a clip on, flexible solar panel that can be attached to and folded into a beach umbrella. What’s great is that this is not just a solution for when you’re at the beach, but also when hiking, at a music festival, or anywhere else – whether or not you use the umbrella with it.

clip-on solar charger folded.

The USB cord is 3 meters in length, which is a little less than 10 feet, which is long enough for you to lounge on your beach towel while having your phone or USB device plugged in. The weight of the solar panel charger is 0.4 pounds, measures 8.5 inches by 18 inches when expanded, and 8.5 inches by 4.5 inches and 1 inch in width when folded, making it easy to take along with you. It will take about four hours in direct sunlight to fully charge a typical smartphone with an empty battery, and if you spend a day at the beach or take a hike I’m sure you’ll be out for longer than this.

I think this product is a great idea, and will be convenient for those who spend a lot of time outdoors and aren’t always near an outlet to charge their USB device. In addition to keeping you charged on the go, charging your gadgets off-grid also has some larger benefits – you will be helping to slow global warming by using less electricity, you’ll save money and you’ll be getting your own little slice of energy independence. You can check out the OC Outdoor Solar’s project at:

related: if you need more portable solar power capacity check out our GoSol Power review

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Friday, November 1, 2013

japan invests in wave-energy technology

OPT  PowerBuoy

In the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan is looking for renewable energy sources to provide a higher percentage of its electrical power production. One upcoming project involves a partnership between U.S.-based Ocean Power Technologies and Japan’s Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.. (more…)

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

GoSol Power for portable solar power


GoSol Power is a company that specializes in solar-powered products and portable power generators. These products are engineered by the Genesis Technologies Group which creates innovative products that are effective, portable and environmentally friendly. The solar products are mobile and grid-free, hence widening the opportunities to use solar power instead of depending on toxic and polluting non-renewables. The line of portable products includes: generators, power boxes and charging stations with a sprinkling of accessories as well.

Generators: They offer generators which are portable and self-contained, which reduces the costs of connecting to power grids when you travel to remote locations. Basically, it gives you the opportunity to be energy-independent through harnessing energy from the sun. The features of generators are pretty awesome, too:

- Up to 14,400 Watts of power
- Unique solar tracking technology
- Automated deploy and stow
- No Noise
- No Black Exhaust Smoke
- No Diesel Fuel
- Operational 24/7
- GPS locator and Wi-Fi capable

gosol power box

Power Boxes: The Power Box is literally a box of power that is reliable and portable. The case is water-proof and contains a foldable solar panel – seriously, how cool is that? You can keep your electronic devices charged everywhere you go – for those who perpetually attached to their phones/laptops/tablets. You can go camping, fishing or hiking with this box of technological goodness! Would surely come in handy in emergency situations. (more…)

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

oceanlinx wave power turbines – wave energy from down under

greenwave wave power turbine

Here at AltCon we’ve always held out the hope that wave power would one day become a contributing source of global power generation. The ocean’s waves are in constant motion, providing a never ending source of renewable energy. While the unending, predictable power of waves holds the vast potential to generate sustainable power – it also possesses the repetitious power to destroy most wave power generator installations. One company that we’ve featured a couple of times – Oceanlinx – has been a leader in the development of  wave energy production and generator design.  The Aussie company has been and innovator in wave power and saltwater desalinization technology for several years.

blueWave wave turbine

Oceanlinx has developed an array of products to tackle the many challenges of presented by wave energy production. Every geographic area of the ocean presents its own unique challenges and issues. Oceanlinx has developed a turbine design that can be modified for many situations. At the heart of the Oceanlinx product lineup is its OWC – oscillating water column – technology.  (more…)

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 Premiers Do The Math on April 21


Does your eco mojo need a lift? Suffering from climate change fatigue? Need a burst of energy, a way to channel your creativity and get energized?

Bill McKibben’s new doc, Do the Math kicks off Friday April 21 at 7pm ET/PT. The film features footage of’s wildly successful tour across the country last fall. A fast-paced highlights reel, get inspired by top environmentalists-turned-activists and today’s leading thinkers – and feel the power of the growing climate movement.

Sneak a quick peek at the trailer at If you’re not already convinced that Keystone XL should be stopped, or why we need to develop alternatives to fossil fuels – these 42 minutes may add up to your tipping point.

Spearheaded by environmentalist turned activist, Bill McKibben and his, tune in to screenings and house parties on “Earth Night”.  The only way to make change happen is if we make it happen. Throw a screening party and kick around some fresh ideas.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

SolarCure Combines Solar Panel Energy with Business Marketing


In early 2013, a new solar energy-related company launched a brand new initiative which ties together solar energy with the business marketing – Adopt-a-Solar-Panel™ program with its Solar Powered SEO™ component. While this combination may seem unusual, it actually makes a lot of sense once the details are explained.

The premise behind Adopt-a-Solar-Panel™ is straightforward – businesses can sponsor part of a solar panel installation on a chosen non-profit organization for $995, and in return the news of their sponsorship is spread to over one hundred quality news websites and social media portals via distribution of Solar Powered SEO™ online press releases. These featured news stories contain targeted keyword phrases directed at each sponsor’s website or blog, and create a plethora of highly regarded links which can improve the online visibility of almost any well-crafted website.
Here are some of SolarCure’s main milestones for the year so far:

  • Alabama’s Victory Sweepers, the first out-of-state Adopt-a-Solar-Panel™ sponsor, improved their rankings into Google’s top results for the keyword phrase “street sweepers” after distribution of their SEO-friendly press release.
  • The O’Donnell Agency, a reputable New Jersey insurance provider based in Cranford, showed top ten Google rankings for the targeted term “personal insurance” after the release of their sponsorship news.
  • Peluso Landscaping, a commercial landscape design firm based in Warren, also went from “zero” online visibility to a vastly improved online reach within just a few days of their Solar Powered SEO™ press release distribution.
  • Pleased with these first case studies, New Jersey trucking and warehousing company Bulk Express Logistics has committed to be a twelve-time sponsor of the Adopt-a-Solar-Panel™ program, and therefore is willing to commit 100% of their marketing budget to the cause and benefits of Solar Powered SEO™.
  • SolarCure-oriented press releases targeting marketing for the jewelry industry and car dealerships placed in Google’s top ten results for their perspective categories. Both releases were visible for in the top ten for weeks, and remain in the top twenty without any additional linking or search marketing efforts.
  • SolarCure has earned the Seven Seals Award from the New Jersey chapter of Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, which recognizes the company for pledging its support of veteran employees serving in all branches of the military reserves. The prestigious Seven Seals Award represents the seven military reserve components: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard reserves, along with the Army and Air National Guard.
  • SolarCure has also agreed to coordinate an Adopt-a-Solar-Panel™ installation for Rutgers University Veterans House. As part of the initiative, military veterans will be selling sponsorships while being taught a successful sales approach by SolarCure with the assistance from one of corporate America’s leading business executives. The Adopt-a-Solar-Panel™ program is quickly heading into a new frontier.

For more information about how any business can extend its overall awareness with SolarCure’s Adopt-a-Solar-Panel™ program with its Solar Powered SEO™ component, you can visit or email your questions to

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