Solar Charging Goes Social: One Solar Charger to Rule Them All

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A new solar charging device has the potential to change the gadget charging game, by not only being able to charge 1000 different devices, but through measuring and tracking just how much renewable energy has been produced, and the amount of CO2 saved through using it.

A new solar charging device has the potential to change the gadget charging game, by not only being able to charge 1000 different devices, but through measuring and tracking just how much renewable energy has been produced, and the amount of CO2 saved through using it.

Changers is the aptly named company behind the new devices (the Maroshi solar module and the Kalhuohfummi battery), and they aim to change the way we power our portable electronics. Not only does the flexible solar charger give you plenty of options for mounting it, but because it’s coupled with a separate battery to store the energy, charging your iPhone doesn’t have to mean plugging it directly into the solar panel – simply take the battery with you to use when you need a charge!

The lightweight Maroshi solar module generates up to four Watts per hour, which is enough to fill the Kalhuohfummi battery in about four hours (with 16 Watt hours of clean solar energy – enough to charge an iPhone twice). The Kalhuohfummi solar battery is built with advanced intelligence features which accurately measure how much energy it captures and stores, so you can track your energy and CO2 savings, and the included USB type A cable with 8 different adapters makes it easy to connect your devices.

But that’s not all. The Kalhuohfummi battery is then connected to the Changers online community, which takes all of your charging data and graphs it, enabling you to display and share and compare the facts of your personal gadget energy use and its source with others through social media.

According to Changers, this is the new common value for environmentally conscious people – the savings of CO2 to defeat climate change – and they are attempting to making it into a new currency:

“Our devices generate this value for each user. The exact amount of energy produced/CO2 saved is being transferred into the Changers community, where it is exchanged into Changers Credits. A new currency backed by the value of personal CO2 savings. The Changers Credits can be redeemed on the Changers Marketplace for products and services of our partners who agree to our values and goals.” – Changers.com

Here’s a quick overview of how easy it is to use:

[via Triple Pundit]