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Goal Zero and Joos: Solar Solutions at CES 2011

Jan 1 2011, 3:56pm CST | by , in News | CES

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Goal Zero and Joos: Solar Solutions at CES 2011
 
 

Green and renewable power solutions will be a big part of this year's CES 2011 show. We already reported on nPower's kinetic personal generator. Now it's time to turn our sites to solar energy solutions. Take the Joos Orange, which won the Best of Innovations award in Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology. Gizmodo and Wired were both big fans.

The Joos claims to be 6-20 times more powerful than competing solar chargers- and early user reports back them up. It contains a hefty 5400 mAh battery that can juice up an iPhone four times on one full charge. At just under $100, the juice represents your most powerful and versatile choice for green power on-the-go.

And then we have Goal Zero. They'll bring their first portable power products to CES 2011. One new device is a dual-panel charger that connects directly to the device. There's also a kit for serious power users that contains a 120 watt battery and eight folding solar panels for AC and DC charging.

GZ appears to be focusing on selling 'kits' that include solar panels, power supplies and "accessories". Rather than aiming at handhelds, these kits will work to charge laptops and larger gadgets. The neat thing about these new panels is that they can charge via indoor light as well. Which means you can trickle charge your laptop in the air on long flights.

That kind of light won't get you a huge amount of charge, but on a transatlantic jaunt you're still probably looking at an extra hour or two of life. That's less time spent listening to screaming babies and hammered Armenian exchange students.

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