02 Dec '11, 1pm

Solar Charging Meets Social Networking With Changers : TreeHugger

Solar Charging Meets Social Networking With Changers : TreeHugger

Might this work? A merging of the three worlds of solar-power, social networking and voucher redemption. We’ve been peeking at portable solar chargers for electronic gadgets almost since TreeHugger started filling pixels with green products seven years ago. Take the Solio back in 2004 . But this product release comes with a new twist, and its not that the solar panel provided can suck up enough sun juice to run your iPad. More that the company want to offer the world its “First Social Energy Marketplace.” Changers , a Berlin, Germany, based business, with it sights keenly set on the USA, says it system does more than capture solar energy, it also records how much power has been generated, and then uploads these specs to online social network forums. Why? To make your carbon dioxide savings visible, via graphs, earn credits for redemption with providers of green products, a...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/solar-charging...

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