Compact, rugged and lightweight, mPowerpad requires less than 6 hours worth of direct sunlight to fully charge and attain 2500mAh battery capacity. It can then go on to fully charge an iPhone - as quickly and efficiently as from an AC/DC outlet - while simultaneously providing reading light, radio and insect repellant for 4-5 hours. mPowerpad is for users who operate in remote places and need a serious solution to keep their critical devices and appliances up and running and is set to begin shipping in early January next year, with a recommended retail price of US$80 per unit.
'Countries in Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, may look to Thailand as they begin to craft legislation meant to encourage renewable energy generation,' says Andrew Beebe, Chief Commercial Officer, Suntech Power.
Barefoot Power was named 2010's Coolest Company at Anthill Magazine's Fifth Annual Cool Company Awards last week, topping off an extremely successful year for the social enterprise.