Solar

Kyocera to unveil solar charging phone at MWC 2015

As we all get excited for what should be a very exciting Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, most people will be looking to the big manufacturers and seeing what new and amazing things they have brought as their flagship devices. At the other end of the spectrum though, Kyocera will be reminding us that the MWC is also about the smaller technologies that have the potential for changing the way we live and work with our mobile devices. To that, Kyocera will be bringing a solar-powered mobile device to the floor.

KaliPAK portable solar power generator charges tablets and more

If you are the outdoors type who likes to spend weekends away from the grid, but you still want to be able to stay in touch keeping devices charged can be a challenge. A new solar generator system called KaliPAK has debuted that will charge all your gadgets and can even power lights and other items outdoors on the go.

Goal Zero Multi-Tool is the perfect mobile companion

Sci-fi shows and movies sometimes have characters sporting a tiny gadget that can do almost everything and anything. Well, we're still a few years (we think) from that, but we do have already existing multi-purpose tools that can be a great companion for those who are constantly mobile and outdoors. The Goal Zero Switch 10 Multi-Tool Kit is a gadget charger, flashlight and mini fan, all in one. Plus, it can be charged in a variety of ways, including through solar energy.

Tommy Hilfiger brings solar panels to jackets to charge your device

When designers and product developers at fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger heard the term "wearable tech", they probably took it to heart. They have now come up with a line of clothing that is not just fashionable, but can also be used to charge your mobile devices because it is equipped with solar panels.

London phone booth turns green, now known as SolarBox

One of the many things popular in London is a red phone booth. Sadly, most of the red telephone booths in the city have been unused the past years. In the United States, such phone booths are already being removed from their places but in London, some are being repurposed.

Clear solar panels foreshadow self-charging mobile devices

One of the biggest issues for all Android devices on the market today is run time. People are away from homes and outlets for long periods of time and keeping their devices charged up and running is a big challenge. While some devices allow for swappable batteries, others require external batteries to keep running. One bit of tech that could mean longer run times for devices in the future are solar panels.

Benches in Massachusetts to charge gadgets through solar power

It’s a beautiful day outside and you want to just sit on a bench, marvel at nature and post on social media how wonderful it is to be not inside the four corners of your office or school. But alas, your mobile phone doesn’t have enough juice anymore to take a picture and post it on Instagram (#smartphonebatteryproblems). A project from Changing Environments, a company associated with the MIT Media Lab will help you avoid that kind of situation by building solar-powered benches that can charge your gadgets.