Portable solar chargers are an up and coming items for those seeking eco-friendly means of portable power on the go. Here at the Consumer Electronics Show this week Global Solar Energy, a manufacturer of Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) thin film solar products, is showcasing a few new models from its SUNLINQ line. These are known as the USB Mini and USB Plus.
The SUNLINQ USB Mini and SUNLINQ USB Plus portable solar chargers are designed to harness the sun’s energy to charge mobile devices like phones, PDAs, iPods, and electronic readers. These chargers deliver energy to these devices directly through a USB port, charging their internal batteries directly rather than storing energy in an internal battery of its own for later charging.
Features of these portable solar chargers include flexible solar cells so that the chargers can be laid out or attached to better optimize sunlight, a weather resistant, nylon rip-stop backing, 5-volt standardized USB power and charging under even cloudy or overcast skies.