4 Huge Market Opportunities for Eco Entrepreneurs

We green types get accused of loving nature, the environment, etc., more than human beings a lot. But, from my perspective, an environmentally sustainable lifestyle is pretty human friendly: not only do we all need clean air, water, and soil to survive…

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Interview with Sustainable Clothing Eco-Entrepreneur Zach Bogoshian

We’re big advocates of the entrepreneurial spirit, especially when there’s an environmental or social good angle to it, and as part of our mission of trying to support and inform more eco-entrepreneurs, we feel that it’s important to try to get inside the head of other entrepreneurs and learn something from their journey. To that end, we got the chance to ask some questions of a sustainable clothing entrepreneur, Zach Bogoshian, whose crowdfunding campaign for bamboo fiber clothing we recently…

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Wireless Car Charging Using Manhole Covers In NYC

Ever consider the possibility of using manhole covers as wireless electric car charging stations? Yeah, neither did I. But it’s happening. 🙂 Once you think about it, the idea does have an interesting sort of quality to it. Hevo Power’s pilot program is currently scheduled to hit New York City sometime in early 2014 — with Washington Square Park serving as the center of the program during its testing phase. The modified manhole covers — which will utilize resonance charging,…

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New Business Venture After Career Loss: My Journey

By Amber Archangel What does one do when their career disappears? Maybe you or someone you know has experienced something similar. Returning to school may not be the first thing you think of — however, for me, it seemed like a great place to start. My previous college days took place before personal computers played the major role in business that they do today. So I had done a lot of on-the job training . The first semester back in school consisted…

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Aquion Energy & Siemens Team Up For Better Batteries

Aquion Energy, developer/manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems, is now teaming up with the maker of the Sinamics S120 drive technology, Siemens Industry Sector, to offer a fully integrated AHI-based energy storage system. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding under which both companies will test the integration of Aquion’s AHI batteries and Siemens’ Sinamics S120 drive inverter. The integration of the Sinamics S120 inverter solution and the AE12 Battery Module is currently…

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Sunflower Pumps Water Using Solar Power

Sunflowers, sunbeams, and dry fields. The sun is shining and the fields need watering, what’s a farmer to do? Use his tired old back pumping water? Worse yet, use that smelly diesel fuel or petrol to pump some water? No, there is an alternative! Use the sunshine to pump the water. It just goes hand in hand — sunshine and watering are two parts of the same work day. When the fields need watering, there is plenty of sunshine. Renewable…

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Tesla Files Patent For Falcon-Wing Doors

The Tesla Model X, an electric crossover, was revealed a long time back. Reservations started in February 2012. Nonetheless, we just got word of a patent for which Tesla has filed an application, a patent for the crossover’s falcon-wing doors. Value Walk’s Michelle Jones writes: Spotted by Shane McGlaun of Slash Gear, the patent describes those falcon wing doors as “a dual hinged door assembly.” The assembly features upper and lower portions, with the upper part pivoting “about a primary axis formed by its…

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Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Offer Self-Driving Cars Within 3 Years

Tesla Motors is currently aiming to have a self-driving, autonomous car built within the next three years, according to the famous Tesla CEO Elon Musk. If that goal is met, that means that Tesla will beat its rivals — Mercedes-Benz and Nissan — to the market by at least a couple of years. Self-driving cars, also referred to as “autonomous cars,” have been in the news quite a lot over the past couple of years, but no firm dates have…

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Solar Stove From GoSun Blows Past $40,000 Kickstarter Goal

A lightweight, portable solar oven that can cook you dinner in 20 minutes? Reaches temperatures as high as 550 degrees Fahrenheit? Can be used to bake, boil, or fry? Sounds pretty good, right? Well, the new (yet to be released) GoSun solar stove delivers all of these things and more. The GoSun stove is currently only a couple of weeks into its Kickstarter campaign but has already blown past its $40,000 goal. Nonetheless, if you’re looking to get your hands…

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