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Solar Power Clothing Collection Charges Your USB Gear

Just last week, we reported on a solar panel which rotates with the sun to optimize charging time and power.  Today we bring you another method to recharge your life, but this time wearing clothes.  Silvr Lining is a start up clothing company which integrates solar panels into your every-day cloths. The style Silvr Lining embraces is that of a casual fit – as it would be difficult to integrate solar panels into a bikini or fitted top. The company integrates several 6 x 8 panels into the outside of pocket panels so the lock blends with the style. The solar panels are the right size to charge most any small USB gadget like MP3 player, phone or PDA device.  It also appears the pockets are big enough you might just fit that iPad which is so awkward to carry around. The solar power pants from Silvr Lining run just under $300.  The company is based in Los Angeles and all cloths are made in the USA.  Not sure how fashion conscience you are, but if you are Continue Reading

Tilting Solar Panel for Your USB Gadgets

In a concept design only, Eric Strebel and Jim Nogarian prototyped a solar panel which can rotate with the sun.  The case has three angles on the bottom, a flat surface for sunlight directly above around noon time, and two 45 degree angle for morning and afternoon sun.  It’s a good idea…I think.

USB solar power

After a little bit of research it appears the direct sunlight approach to solar is a thing of the past.  New technology allows diffused light to generate electricity through the solar panels and thus maximizes any solar panel even slightly exposed to sunlight. Putting this information aside, The Solcar Vox does look like a fresh idea on charging your USB gadgets or other devices which charge via USB like the iPhone. If you like the idea you can pre-order the prototype which is Continue Reading

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