An inexpensive, easy to use, practical, every day solar USB system. For those of us not just preparing for the end of the world.
Solar Power Simplified
Solar power doesn't have to be complicated or expensive, yet that is what the market keeps throwing on the general public. I've designed a very simple, low cost, easy to use fold out 5W Solar USB system. No frills or thrills, just the basic USB power output that everyone needs to charge up their gadgets.
For the past two years I've been designing and selling DIY solar USB kits. Cute little things that fit into an Altoids tin. The problem that I kept running into is that my customers keep asking for more powerful charging setups. Hikers and campers wanted a system they could charge up during the day and then use at night, cyclists wanted a system that could keep their GPS units running all day long, and mission/relief groups wanted an inexpensive solar charger that worked with just about everything. This stretched the limit of what I could make by hand or put together in a kit. After working with some overseas manufacturers I came up with a simple solution that is not only easy to use, but insanely practical.
See this on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/browndoggadgets/folding-usb-solar-cell?ref=live