Colorado State University apparel design and production researchers and students are working to develop natural-fiber outdoor clothing that can charge MP3 devices, tablets, computers, GPS units and cell phones with built-in — but comfortable to wear — solar panels.
Tom Seppings, of Beccles, has created the SolaPlug, which aims to make the heating of water cheaper and also easier to fit.
Solar power and other distributed renewable energy technologies could lay waste to U.S.
“The logic is very simple,” Parrella said.
In the future, when the power goes out at home, you won’t have to sit in the dark; you’ll just plug in your car.
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Branden Barber got his first taste of solar energy a decade ago while living in rural Australia, off the power grid.
Pratt, who refers to himself as a “tinkerer,” began experimenting with the idea of a self-contained, portable, energy-efficient heating device.
The Nashville-based company, which also designs rooftop photovoltaic systems, posted $2.7 million in sales last year and expects to double that in 2010 as the alternative energy source gains wider acceptance among consumers.
Shan Hussain, 26, a recent graduate of the entrepreneurship program at University of Houston’s C.T.