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Vodafone UK has developed a mobile mast that uses a wind turbine, solar panels, and batteries to stay powered. This enables the tower to supply connectivity in the UK's remotest areas.
Apple has announced that its Green Bond funding has been used in projects that will help generate 1.2 GW of renewable energy. Each of the projects will help to reduce carbon emissions significantly.
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have found that solar grids can power two-thirds of the energy requirements needed for one of the latter's mobile sites located in Germany, helping cut emissions.
The UK government has commissioned research into whether space-based solar power could be made to work. The research will look to find what hurdles need to be overcome to achieve the plan.
The ethical search engine, Ecosia, has announced that it has almost planted 100 million trees since its launch at the very end of 2009. It should reach the milestone sometime later this week.
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There are three new system sizes that customers can rent for zero upfront cost and without a long-term contract. The new options are available in six US states and are coming to Europe next year.
The latest in its renewable energy investments sees Microsoft partner with First Solar to power its two upcoming Azure data centers in Arizona. The 150MW solar plant is set to be operational in 2021.
In the process of getting to 50% net zero carbon shipments by 2030, Amazon has hit its 50 solar panel rooftop installation goal earlier than expected. It now operates 51 such installations worldwide.
The company has expanded its energy portfolio via two new deals with EDP Renewables and Invenergy. This is another step towards the firm's goal of 60% carbon-neutral data center operations by 2020.
Microsoft has signed an agreement with energy provider Sunseap to purchase 100% of the output of the latter's solar power installation. This will be the largest project of its kind in Singapore.
The World Solar Challenge is a solar-powered car race that covers 1,878 miles (3,022 km) through the Australian Outback. It started on October 8 and is expected to go through October 15.
The DEMU train will use solar panels attached to the roofs of its coaches to provide internal power for things like lighting, this will mean the trains can save up to 21,000 litres of diesel per year.
Moving on from last year's crash while landing, Facebook's Aquila drone has completed its second voyage successfully. Data collected from the flight will help the team further improve the design.
Most power banks differ little from each other - but this one in particular charges via solar panels and works quite well. Check out our full field-tested review of the 10,000mAh power bank.
A new initiative, led by two students of the University of Edinburgh, aims to provide refugees in Greece with free and safe sources of solar energy to keep their mobile devices charged up.
If you've been eyeing a new solar panel jacket that can charge your device on the go, you're in luck! Tommy Hilfiger has released just such a device in limited edition for both men and women.
A patent that was recently granted to Apple reveals that the company is looking at integrating solar panels into its future Macbooks. The patent also describes a touch-enabled secondary display.