LG CES 2010: GD510 Solar Powered Cell Phone

May 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

“A truly “”green”” phone, the LG GD510 features many innovative features: – Built-in solar panel for charging the phone – 10 minutes of sun = 2 min 15 sec of talk time or 180 min standby – Eco-calculator shows amount of CO2 emissions saved by using solar power – Plugged in, the phone has a reminder to unplug the charger once it’s fully charged – Packaging is made from recycled paper & soy ink – The phone does not contain any polyvinyl chloride (PVC)”

50kW wind turbine installation, Maple Honda, Maple Ontario

May 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

Maple Honda will install a private wind turbine at its new dealership in a unique partnership with Power Stream. In keeping with leading edge technology pioneered by Honda Motor Co. Maple Honda has taken the innovative step of integrating energy efficiency in an automotive work place. “This is a new venture for both Power Stream and our leading regional automotive dealership. Our goal is to provide a tangible model for alternative energy options in Ontario. The Production of wind energy creates no air pollution and, if the turbines are sited properly, has minimal environmental impact.” says Mr. Zanchin. This is the first commercial-scale use of wind power to generate electricity in the region. The wind turbine will provide supplemental wind power to Maple Honda, and will produce approximately 110 MWH/Yr-which is the equivalent of powering 17 homes. It removes 82.5 tons of CO2 emissions/Yr and is completely Canadian made. Maple Honda will open for business in early fall 2006.