Fashionably green handbags outfitted with dye-sensitized solar cells now available
Hong Kong-based electronics bag manufacturer Mascotte Industrial Associates has infused dye-sensitized solar cells into their bags and backpacks. Created by G24 Innovations, these cheap super thin solar cells are designed to operate indoors.
According to Mascotte, it takes around 4 to 5 hours to fully charge a mobile phone using a 15cm by 20cm solar panel. When used indoors, it can take up to twelve hours depending on the lighting. Performance-wise it is not as efficient compared to solar cells that use silicon, but it has considerable potential especially since it is capable of charging devices even under a low-light environment.
These solar-equipped knapsacks and travel bags are sensibly priced at $100 to $ 300 each. Stay connected and power up your e-readers, personal digital assistants and mobile even while you’re on the go. Rather than going for regular bags, why not opt for these solar-equipped bags instead? Read the full article here
By Maria Belgado