Stupid-Easy Portable Solar Panels for RV, Off Grid, Boondocking & Camping
Getting started with solar power can be complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Use this guide for getting started saving money on your energy usage while not losing your shirt or breaking the bank! Great for RV, boondocking, off grid, or even camping!
The Solaris Sun Shade is a solar-powered umbrella concept that provides shade while powering a laptop and other gadgets - using solar energy to create new work and leisure spaces with the sun. Designed by José Vicente, the system is equipped with photovoltaic panels that allow users to charge their electronics with clean, renewable energy from the sun while sitting at a beach, park or outdoor cafe.
IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems
Collaboration aims to harness “the power of 2,000 suns” Scientists at IBM research, Airlight Energy, ETH Zurich and Interstate University of Applied Sciences Buchs NTB attempting to develop a new, economical “High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system” using a parabolic disc. Claim the system can “concentrate, on average, the power of 2,000 suns, with an efficiency that collects 80 percent of the incoming radiation and convert it to useful energy.
Wilson Solar Grill Stores the Sun's Energy for Nighttime Fuel-Free Grilling
A #solar_grill developed by Professor David Wilson at MIT allows users to cook emissions-free day or night. The grill uses a Fresnel lens and solar energy to melt down a container of Lithium Nitrate, which acts as a battery storing thermal energy for up to 25 hours. The stored heat can be used to cook at temperatures above 450ºF.