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Suntrica’s Wearable Solar Chargers

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On May 7, 2009 @ 3:00 pm In Environment,green gadgets,Innovation,Solar Power | 2 Comments

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Next time you head to the park, consider bringing a Suntrica wearable solar charger. The Suntrica SolarBadge and SolarStrap are pocket-sized, durable [2], lightweight chargers covered in flexible [3]thin film solar panels [4].

The SolarBadge and SolarStrap with battery store energy from their solar panels in an internal battery that can be used immediately or at a later date. The devices’ batteries have a storage capacity of 3.7 Wh, while the SolarBadge Pro has a capacity of 7.3 Wh. Suntrica’s battery can also be charged [5] in a standard outlet or via USB. The SolarBadge and SolarStrap have a service voltage of 5 V–meaning they can be used to charge phones, GPS systems [6], media players, and more. Both devices [7]can be attached either to your body or to a backpack. The badge has a hook and loop fastener and, as you might have guessed, the strap just straps on. Suntrica’s devices are far from the first portable solar power [8]chargers, but their durability and versatility make them ideal for everyday use. [9]

+ [10]Suntrica [11]

Via Goodcleantech [12]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=27835

[2] durable: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/24/prefab-friday-homes-for-tropical-environments/

[3] flexible : http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/16/kyocera-unveils-kinetic-flexible-oled-cell-phone/

[4] solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/28/chicago-unveils-first-solar-plug-in-charging-station/

[5] charged: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/21/k3-charger-solar-and-wind-power-to-go/

[6] GPS systems: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/17/the-transforming-movito-electric-scooter/

[7] devices : http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/21/yamaha-unveils-golf-cart-powered-by-poo/

[8] solar power : http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/20/solar-power-from-space-by-2016/

[9] everyday use.: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/10/kyoto-box-wins-climate-change-challenge/

[10] +: http://www.suntrica.com

[11] Suntrica: http://www.suntrica.com/

[12] Goodcleantech: http://www.goodcleantech.com/2009/05/suntrica_makes_wearable_solar_chargers.php

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