• The affordable Emerald charges up your mobile phone with the sun

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    Generating solar energy is now a lot more affordable, thanks to the efforts put into the development of a cheaper portable solar panel, powerful enough to charge up smaller devices like the mobile phone. Made by Three University of Michigan engineering students, the Emerald also works as a personal light source. On a single solar powered charge, the Emerald can power on its lights for a good eight hours. Also, this one charges up phones as quick as any outlet hooked on to the electricity grid. The device costs below $20, and is made for developing nations.

    This could work just great in far flung areas of the world where electricity is a scarcity and more of a luxury and without grid connections.

    Posted in Topics:Gadgets and Tech, Tags: , on February 1, 2011