Notepower Brings the Sun to Your Lap

TH has now showcased more solar backpacks that you can poke a proton at, but many folk are still seeking something that will charge their laptops. In case you missed it, we did make note of the 13 watt SolarMAX portable panel that could manage such a feat. But digging back through our pile of tipster emails has unearthed yet another. Rachel suggested we have a look at the offering from Sierra Solar Systems. So enthused is she, that she even posted a comment on TH too. Anyhow, their ‘Notepower’ units come with either 2 or 3 photovoltaic (PV) 10 watt panels, which they advise is sufficient to juice up most Macintosh or PC laptops, as well as other 12 volt DC devices too. It seems they have been considerate enough to supply a 10’ (3m) extension cord, so your lap and the thing sitting on it don’t also need to be in the sun. We’re not informed how long a full charge might take but we do know that the 20 watt unit weighs 3 lb (1.4kg) and sells for $250 USD. Thanks Rachel. ::Sierra Solar Systems

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