Got a bunch of photovoltaic cells and a vehicle that requires electricity? Toshiba's thought up a process dubbed "Charge Grid" by which you can juice the latter efficiently. When the sun's out and the electrons are flowing, it doesn't pay to put them into the grid, so this system stores them in a rechargeable battery ready to rapidly charge your EV. It's a few years away so you have time to get those solar panels on your roof..
The Ampersand Gallery & Bookshop, at 2916 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR., has a June show featuring these amazing hand-colored Japanese photographs.