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TrackingPoint is still innovating and improving their products. Nice to see. Their latest gadget is a Solar Charging Backpack that will help with their precision guided firearms as well as you existing electronics. Some highlights include: 4 solar panels for up to 16 watts One USB charging outlet (5V, 2.8A) One 12V auto socket (16V, 1A) A Trackingpoint charger pocket MOLLE System compatible front panel MOLLE compatible mounting straps A zippered mesh accessory product Side pockets Grab...

Posted on Apr 30 2014 - 10:11am by Robby S.
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This product has mixed reviews.  Some people love the Opteka BP-SC6000, some don't.  It is basically a 6000mAh backup battery for charging your gadgets (smartphone, tablet, camera, etc,).  The neat twist...

Google has just made their 16th renewable energy investment (and their third residential rooftop solar investment) by partnering with SunPower.  This deal plans to make solar affordable for the typical home owner by leasing the solar panels at a cost that is typically less than a home’s normal electricity bills.  Google has done similar deals with SolarCity and Clean Power Finance. [via]   ...

Two of my favorite things coming together to make the world a better place.  Solar and robotics.  The Kentrua Sun Solar Field in Israel’s Negev desert is 20 acres in size and produces 9 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.  As you might imagine, having a large solar array in the desert means that the panels will get dusty from time-to-time. ...

This wearable solar charger/watch is currently on Kickstarter trying to become a reality.  Created by Sean Ebersold, of EnergyBionics, for those times when your phone battery needs a boost.  The design of the Carbon Wearable Solar Charger + Watch looks a bit clunky.  Not sure how that can change much with todays battery technology.  The Carbon...

) Way out in the Atacama Desert sits Lima Peru.  It is one of the driest places on earth, receiving almost no rainfall.  Many of the people living in Lima Peru have no access to clean water.  This problem isn’t just limited to Lima, Peru… but the solution they created here is amazing and should be replicated elsewhere. While this area doesn’t receive much rain, it has a very high level of humidity, especially between December and February.  During these months humidity levels can exceed 90 percent.  Yikes. Now...

The Sunforce 82156 Solar LED Motion Light can be installed by most folks with only a screwdriver.  No need to tap into electrical or install switches, etc, This all-in-one system can quickly add some nighttime security to...

Big news, today the world's largest solar plant is going live.  Some quick specs on the massive size of this Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System: 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors Each mirror is 10-feet wide by 7-feet tall Light is focused on a 459-foot tower Three total arrays make 392 megawatts of power The trio takes up 5-square miles The...

On January 30, 2014, two red Tesla Model S cars embarked on a cross country journey. The plan was to drive across the United States using only the free cross-continental Tesla Supercharger network.   By doing this, the team would set a world record for charge time of an electric vehicle driving the across the US. The cars travelled 3,427 miles in 76 hours and 5 minutes.  Charging time took 15 hours and 57 seconds.  If the cars were typical gasoline cars they each would have used about 136 gallons. ...

Weird name, great product.  The WakaWaka Power is a durable, lightweight (7-ounces), and waterproof solar charger.  It will charge fully in about 8-10 hours of bright light and will charge your phone in about 1-2 hours. ...