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Reviewed: Gomadic SunVolt solar charger for portable devices

updated 07:44 pm EST, Mon February 4, 2013

New solar panel leads the latest wave of solar charging technology

Solar energy still has a ways to go for widespread adoption, despite its 'green' nature. It doesn't have a high power density, meaning that a large area of solar panels, intense sunlight, or both, is required for optimal energy generation. Plus, the panels are expensive. Reston, VA-based Gomadic Corp supplies the former Kickstarter project SunVolt Solar Charger, in an attempt to make solar charging available to the masses, at least for portable devices. Electronista checks to see if the SunVolt has worked around common issues with solar panels.

by MacNN Staff



  1. jpellino

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 10-29-99


    I still have my K.I.S.S. binder-style panel that kept my Duo 210 and 1400 and G4 running on the road. Of course they only used the inline connectors, so ixnay on the current MacBook. But it was bombproof.

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