25 Most Ingenious Solar Powered Devices
Sundew Flower Fly Trap
The Sundew flower fly trap by Min-Kyu Choi helps to kill insects by using an ultraviolet flower to lure them towards the jaws of a carnivorous plant.
This photo-voltaic bikini produces a total of 5 volts of charge, enough to keep your iPod shuffle running for a day at the beach.
Solar Powered Retina Implants
Researchers from Stanford have invented a 3mm wide and 30 micrometers thick implant which can be used to power eyes for people who have progressive loss of photoreceptor cells on retina. It is implanted behind the retina and is a component part of a system that features a video camera, a pocket PC, used to process the images captured by the camera, and a bright near-infrared LCD display incorporated into video spectacles.
AutoVent SPV is a unique solar powered ventilator that draws hot air and odors, including pet and tobacco odors, out of the vehicle and replaces it with fresh air from outside.
Mobile Wii Station
This mobile Wii station, complete with an HD monitor, was built by Tom's hardware guide.
Solar Powered Plant Pot
The solar powered plant pot not only looks cool, it also eliminates the need for walkway lights in the garden.
Solar Mini Clip Fan
The clip-on mini fan is a handy companion on a hot day.
The Solar Powered Visor Radio comes with built-in power speakers and antenna.
Godisa Hearing Aid
Created in Botswana by Godisa Technologies, this device not only is environmentally friendly but has a humanitarian edge to it. Although the $100 price tag might be too much for the third world.
This sleek solar-powered speedboat is about 10 meter (30 feet) long and can reach 30 knots or 55km/h.