Charging Your Mobile Phone Using Solar Power...

Tuesday, 17 January 2011

 

Charging Your Mobile Phone Using Solar Power

If your like me and you use your mobile phones lots, likley as not, you'll need to be charging your mobile by lunchtime.  Business mobile users make on average 22 calls a day, in and out.  Thats about a tonne of CO2 a day.  If you’re buzzed off like me having to for charge up your batteries all the time you might want to look at using alternative ways of charging your mobile phone.

Texting is the greenest way to communicate via a mobile phone.  Using a landline is easier on the environment than using a mobile phone, but then that’s not convenient and not everyone has a green mobile phone, so what are the alternatives that look to lower your carbon footprint, crank power, wind power, kinetic energy, wind up, nanometric or solar powered mobiles.

Solar power is one of the most renewable and clean energy resources, it definitely has a place in the energy mix and solar powered green mobiles are really standing out as the most effective for price and ease of use for users.  All you have to do is remember to turn the handset up with the solar cell towards the sun…Doh. 

As for a solar charger, there’s isn’t one that shines above the rest.  They all come at different prices and its all about differing charge rates.  There are stand alone units for the office and portable ones, but most have an assortment of exchangeable plugs so that you can connect any model of mobile to them.

Usually a solar charge of just 60 minutes in fairly good sunshine, will power your phone for about 100 minutes, which is great news when you’re in an emergency and you’re mobile is out of power.  That’s unless it’s at night of course.