Friday, March 20, 2009
Solar cells are showing up in more consumer products as a result of green initiatives, according to Harry Zervos, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx (Cambridge, U.K.) Examples include the Vero ENB-100 Bluetooth kit (pictured) the world's first solar powered hands-free car kit. The first portable solar speakerphone is the R1 Solar Bluetooth Handsfree Kit. Samsung's Blue Earth is the first cell phone that charges up via the solar panel on its back which can generate enough power to make a call even when the battery is dead. Even lingerie maker Triumph International now has a Photovoltaic-Powered Bra which uses a solar panel to charge your iPod or cell phone.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 8:28 PM