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The Green Life: Solar Extravaganza

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October 23, 2008

Solar Extravaganza

Solar_power_2Think photovoltaic panels are strictly for rooftops? Think again. Solar is surfacing in the unlikeliest of places, such as these three weird and wonderful solar applications:

Green Lingerie Despite the fact that most bras are shaded by shirts, Triumph International Japan Limited has introduced a solar bra capable of generating enough wattage to power an iPod, that is, if the sun's rays are allowed to reach the undergarment's solar panel.

Power Packs When purchasing a tote bag, why stop at recycled and organic fabrics? For those who need on-the-go power, carry Reware's solar-powered bags.

Solar Shellfish To restore oyster reefs in New York City's polluted waterways, James Cervino and Thomas Goreau are using electrification. Solar powered metal spirals create a chemical reaction in seawater that causes a build up of limestone, a mineral which the oysters use to fortify their shells.

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