Mar 16, 2010

Science Scene - Solar Power via USB

The SolarFold and SolarFan portable solar chargers unfold into surface-area-utilizing solar collectors when needed, supplying enough power to make a three-minute cell call after just ten minutes in the sun.

Made by AmbienTec, the chargers run about $250 each and power just about anything that can juice up via USB. The devices haven't hit U.S. stores yet, but AmbienTec will happily sell you one directly.


  1. Interesting but out of my price range!

  2. That is a steep price, but I'm sure that price will come down quickly as personal solar tech develops.


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