Quantcast

Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
The Green Life: A "Tree" That Recharges Gadgets With the Sun's Energy

« Movie Review Friday: Crude Impact | Main | Daily Roundup: July 30, 2010 »

July 30, 2010

A "Tree" That Recharges Gadgets With the Sun's Energy

Solar tree Solar energy is becoming more mainstream than ever, with the production of solar panels in all forms, including soccer balls and heart-shaped roof toppers.

The most recent introduction into the growing variety of sun-collecting gadgets is Greendix’s solar-powered "fruit tree" that acts as a portable charging station. Its leaf-shaped solar panels charge up “energy apples,” which glow from green to red to show when they are “ripe” – or charged – and ready to use. The apple-shaped batteries can be used to recharge cell phones or iPods without using electricity.

While the idea of “energy apples” might seem a little extravagant, we think it’s exciting that solar-energy companies are trying to appeal to a younger audience.

--Kristin Baldwin / image courtesy Philip Fu

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b96069e20133f2a3d9b6970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A "Tree" That Recharges Gadgets With the Sun's Energy:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...