Start using these solar-powered products to harness more energy from the sun, naturally
India plans to produce 22 gigawatt of solar power by 2022. But the country can harness much more solar energy if people start using solar-powered consumer products. Here is a list of products that can help
The backpack uses a flexible monocrystalline solar film to convert sunlight into electricity, which is stored in a battery pack kept inside the bag. It can be used to charge portable electronic devices such as mobile phones. The US army developed a solar backpack system called Rucksack Enhanced Portable Power System. The three-kilo backpack was used by the US Army in Afghanistan to power radios
and GPS units in combat zones. Key feature: A fully charged battery can power a laptop for three hours or power an emergency light for 14 hours. It can be used for
disaster relief and field research.
Solar cell phone charger is a portable alternative to standard electric chargers and comes with wrist straps.
In 2011, Siberian firm Strawberry Energy released the world's first public solar charger for public places. Key feature: It takes roughly three hours to charge a
KINDLE COVER US company Solar Focus recently unveiled a solar cover for the popular e-book reader Kindle. Key feature: The integrated battery which gets charged through the solar panel runs the LED lamp for up to 50 hours using
Kindle's main battery.