It’s hard to believe, but fall is nearly upon us and a new semester will be in full swing sooner than we know it. Where did summer go? If you’re heading off to school, Inhabitat is here to help you hit the books with a lighter footprint – and in this year’s Back to School Contest we’re giving you the chance to win a Voltaic solar-power backpack to keep your phone and other gadgets charged all day! No more running out of juice between classes, and having to search for a power outlet. Our GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a $199 OffGrid 6W Solar Backpack, packed with 6 Watts of solar energy to power your phone, tablet, and USB devices anytime, anywhere. And our two RUNNER UP WINNERS will snag a $129 Converter Solar Backpack that will power you through a full day of classes. Read on to learn how to enter!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. SIGN UP FOR THE INHABITAT NEWSLETTER HERE > We’ll be announcing the winners in our weekly newsletter, so you’ll need to receive it to find out if you won!

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling us why you need a Voltaic Solar Backpack. The deadline for this giveaway is September 11, 2015. We’ll choose the comments we like best and announce the winners in our newsletter, so make sure you’re signed up!

DEADLINE IS 11:50 PM EST SEPT 18th, 2015

Giveaway only open to residents of U.S. and Canada.



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GRAND PRIZE: The OffGrid 6W Solar Backpack

The OffGrid 6W Solar Backpack keeps smartphones and tablets fully charged at all times by walking in the sun or plugging into a USB port. You can expect 4 hours of smartphone usage from just 1 hour of sunlight. The best part is the detachable front solar pocket, which lets you take the 6 Watt system anywhere you go. Never again become stranded without a charger, when you can generate power as you go about your day. The V15 Battery pack includes a MicroUSB adapter, USB output and USB charging cable that connects to both iPhones or Androids, and generates a charge from any USB port. Its smart design sports a padded laptop sleeve, dual side pockets, and even a convenient sunglasses pocket, so you’ll be ready for anything that comes your way.

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RUNNER UP PRIZES: The Converter Solar Backpack

Two runner up winners will receive Voltaic’s trusty Converter Solar Backpack, offering a compact design that’s perfect for your daily commute. Quickly charge your phone or tablet in this streamlined pack with 3.5 Watts of power, either with solar power or a USB. Sporting the same V15 Battery pack as the OffGrid, the Converter offers a clean design that keeps everything you need within arms reach. Get through the day with ease, and reduce your carbon footprint while your at it.

Enter now before it’s too late – get yourself on the newsletter and leave your comment below!

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