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This seemingly one-off Tesla solar trailer range extender was recently spotted at the 2022 IdeenExpo in Hannover, Germany and consists of a fold-out solar array with nine panels, complete with a SpaceX Starlink high-speed internet system. There’s no word yet on if this will eventually be sold to consumers, but we do know that it’s reported to generate around 50-miles of additional EV range.
We have seen the future of beach cleanup, and it includes the BeBot. This innovative solar-powered robot is designed to clean up everything from disposable bottles and food wrappers to microplastics, which are the tiny pieces of plastic residue weathered down from larger plastic products.
California-based electric vehicle startup Humble Motors has unveiled their all-new SUV, possibly the first with a solar roof. That’s right, instead of a traditional glass roof this vehicle boasts over 80 square feet of engineered photovoltaic cells that capture sunlight and transform it into energy, capable of increasing driving range by nearly 60 miles a day. Humble One measures 198 inches long, or shorter than the Tesla Cybertuck, while weighing in at a mere 4,000 pounds, compared to 5,000 – 6,500 pounds for the latter.
The Sunslice Photon may not be the first solar power bank, but it’s unofficially the world’s smallest. When folded up, this wallet-sized device easily fits into your pocket, backpacks, etc. After opening it up, you’ll find five weatherproof solar panels designed to capture twice as much energy as its competition. This is made possible with highly optimized back-contact monocrystalline solar cells.
First launched back in 2017, Energy Observer aimed to be the first vessel to circumnavigate the globe entirely self-sufficiently, thanks to renewable energies and hydrogen, without emitting any polluting emissions or noise. To be more specific, it’s capable of producing decarbonized hydrogen onboard, thanks to its energy technologies.