The 10 Coolest Solar Gadgets

09 August of 2011 by

solar bikini 285x175 The 10 Coolest Solar GadgetsEveryone loves cool gadgets.  How about solar powered gadgets?  We think they’re even cooler.  We’ve put together a list of the some of the coolest solar powered products on the market and thought we’d share them with our readers.  Enjoy and feel free to share any nifty solar gadgets that you’ve come across.

1. Solar Backpacksolar%20gadget1 resized 600 The 10 Coolest Solar Gadgets

This backpack combines the traits of a top quality bag with a new, powerful, thin-film solar module.  This solar powered backpack features multiple organizer pockets for your smart phones, iPods, accessories, and features a separate padded laptop cavity.  Coolest of all, the integrated thin-film solar charging module provides up to 4 watts of power to charge your handheld electronics quickly and efficiently.
2. Power Monkeypower monkey
The Power Monkey houses a massive 9000mAh capacity Lithium Polymer battery, offers users real power in a compact, durable, solar powered shell. The unit is capable of recharging most 5V devices, including an iPhone up to 6 times, a Garmin Edge 800 up to 6 times, and standard mobiles up to 12 times. It can also be recharged in 3 ways: via the universal mains charger, via the solar panel, or via USB. The Power Monkey also has an auto shut-off function that will turn itself off after 2 minutes, so the user does not have to monitor the device and it saves power.

3. Solar Powered Fansolar powered fan
The Natural Light Solar Gable 20 Watt Fan is designed for home or commercial use but can also provide practical use in different applications that require air circulation. This solar energy product will provide years of use that will help reduce overall energy consumption and energy costs! It includes a 20w solar panel, gable vent fan, solar mounting rail, power cable, and mounting hardware.

 

 

4. iPod SpeakersSolar Powered iPod Speakers

The efficient Soulra XL can completely recharge its built-in battery in as little as five hours, depending on sunlight. It can also fully charge your docked iPod or iPhone in as little as four. And if it’s rainy or dark, no problem — the included power adapter lets you charge the Soulra XL indoors, too. How much music playback can you expect? The system can deliver up to five hours on a full battery charge.

5. Solar Bikinisolar bikini

A solar film bikini that charges your iPod! (With a USB connection) We realize that this is a little out there, but just had to share it anyway! The suit is a custom made bikini swimsuit retrofitted with 1″ x 4″ photovoltaic film strips sewn together in series with conductive thread. The cells terminate in a 5 volt regulator into a female USB connection. A guy’s version is coming soon…

 

6. Solar Fountainsolar fountain

The Smart Solar Ceramic Cascade Solar Fountain is a perfect water feature for the hot weather. It lets you enjoy the peaceful sound of nature in your outdoor space as water tumbles from basin to basin. It costs nothing to operate, as the water is recycled via a hidden pump powered by sunlight.

 

 

7.Portable Solar Showersolar shower

Who knew you could take a hot shower virtually anywhere?  This solar shower features a wide handle grip for comfortable transport, an extra big filling valve with convenient twist off cap, variable flow on/off shower head to save water, a reflective mirror, and even pockets for soap and shampoo. Very cool for a camping trip!

 

 

8. Solar Freezer
solar freezerThis solar freezer is very cool (literally) solar product designed for mobile applications. Storing food, produce or any other goods in remote locations or mobile applications can easily be achieved with this freezer.  Made of galvanized steel and an aluminum interior, this environmentally friendly product is great for outdoor use or used with a mobile food cart!

 

9. Portable Solar Oven
solar oven This portable solar oven offers you the perfect 21st century outdoor cooking solution: a high efficiency solar oven that is capable of reaching temperatures near 400 degrees Fahrenheit or more using just direct summertime sunlight. The tri-panel design reflects direct sunlight using its large mirror finish reflector and then traps the energy inside its darkened cooking chamber. In the absence of adequate sunlight, the oven can be plugged into any 110v portable generator.

 

 

 

10. Solar Charged Key Chain Flashlight

solar power key chainThis nifty key chain comes with Gama Sonic’s solar-charged flashlight—the brightest in the world. Charge it in the sun for 30 minutes and have a compact, handy flashlight or a useful key ring in your pocket. The flashlight has 2 Super Bright LEDs bulbs.

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