A new Kickstarter project is about to make sustainable, renewable electricity available to more people than ever before. The latest and greatest invention from Voltaic Systems, called Shine is a personal solar panel, light, and USB charger that produces over 30 hours of bright LED light on a single charge. This modern, portable and waterproof device has the potential to bring a reliable power source to anyone, anywhere - whether right at home, during a natural disaster, or to billions of others living without access to electricity everyday. Shine makes its debut today and we can’t wait to see how the campaign unfolds - take a look at this groundbreaking technology after the jump, and find out how you can support Voltaic’s groundbreaking initiative.
The powerful internal battery of the Shine light and solar panel allows it to run a whopping 30 hours on a single charge – more than most similar portable devices we’ve seen. The bright, sleek design produces brilliant LED light when you need it most. This is particularly important when disaster strikes. When Hurricane Sandy swept through Voltaic Systems’ home base of Brooklyn, NY, they sought to design a better, more efficient resource for those in need. And it’s not only suitable for emergencies. This device can help you save energy whenever you need extra light or an outdoor power source – whether traveling or at home.
Over 1 billion people are living off-the-grid, and not always by choice. Imagine living everyday with no access to electricity; no access to light. Shine has significant potential to defeat this unfortunate state of affairs. Your support of this Kickstarter project will allow Voltaic, in partnership with non-profit Fabretto, to bring Shine to several undeveloped communities across Nicaragua.
The portable power and lighting company, known for creating the world’s first solar backpack, notes production of the first Shine lights will begin in November 2015, and will ship as soon as January 2016. The first batch will be limited to 2,000 Shine lights and Shine solar panels, and the exact ETA of delivery will be announced once funding is reached. Want to help? For as little as $10 you can support Voltaic’s endeavor right here.