“The Voltaic Generator is the first solar bag powerful enough to charge a laptop. This solar laptop charger has high-efficiency cells and includes a battery pack custom designed to efficiently store and convert the electricity generated. It will also charge cell phones and most other hand held electronics.”

A friend sent me this link. Seems pretty standard in today’s push for green technology.

My one criticism: my friend said her contact there mentioned that “people in Africa use their products when they otherwise wouldnt have electricity to charge electronics.” Last I checked, the market for US$499 solar panel bags that can charge 17″ MacBook Pros was on the decline in Africa.

Just because you have a solar powered product does not mean you need to market it for development purposes.

(Note: Their website does not market it for development purposes, but the thought did come up in conversation.)

(Photo from Voltaic Systems)