01 Mar '12, 12pm

Solar Backpacks Can Take A Licking, Startup Says

Solar Backpacks Can Take A Licking, Startup Says

There’s a new, solar-powered backpack in town, and it’s called the ZenTrek. Offered in three models—the slimline Xplorer , the full-sized Instinct and the hybrid Endura—the ZenTreks line of rugged solar-powered backpacks promises to provide energy-on-the-go for your electronics, and the company is looking for help to launch its products. Startup ZenTreks, whose designs were inspired by mobile-power backpacks used by the military, is offering its products for a wider audience through a promotional program called Kickstarter , which provides public funding in the form of individual or business pledges to interesting, noteworthy or experimental offerings in product design, the arts and publishing. ZenTreks’ says its design, by San Francisco creator Norman Ho, offers fully mobile solar photovoltaic power for portable electronics via highly flexible, second-generation, silicon ...

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

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