Solar energy is increasingly been looked at as a powerful energy source. And, why not? The sun is the hottest thing we have and will live for a couple of billion years more. Harnessing its power and successfully storing and releasing it are the need of the hour. Even if solar power can’t be properly harnessed to drive large equipment, using it on a smaller scale can also significantly reduce the strain on national grids. Inventions like Neon Green’s piggy power bank make for interesting solar units that can provide backup for laptops and charge cellphones and other battery operated devices.
There’s no word on just how much solar energy the power bank can harness and store, but if it can be jacked up to a notebook and other gadgets, it should be decent enough. The handy tool retails for $35 on the internet and can be picked at the usual online stores. Users will have to place it under sunlight, preferably where the rays are strongest. A lithium battery stores the energy, which is then transferred to equipments that need backup power. Additionally, the piggy power bank can also be charged when hooked up to a computer’s USB port. The solar charger is available in 2 vibrant colors of green and yellow.
Devices like Neon Green’s are particularly handy when you need to go camping. Since the outdoors don’t offer conventional power outlets, it can be cumbersome finding a way to charge electricals. As such, these devices provide campers with the necessary mechanism to sustain their gadgets without fear of losing battery power.
The sudden interest in solar operated products has spawned a booming market filled with such devices. It has also led noted manufacturers to come up with gadgets like watches that run on the sun’s power.