Pour some sunshine into your cell phone

September 2, 2014

Get a solar charger for your phone!

Most of us rely heavily on our cell phones. But what happens when a ready source of power isn’t available to charge them – IE when you’re out in the wilderness, or when the power goes out (as happened at our home for eight days thanks to Hurricane Arthur)?

Solar power to the rescue! Small, lightweight chargers for phones and similar electronic devices are now widely available. True, cell phones don’t consume a lot of energy – but every little action makes a difference. And who knows when a solar charger may help you out in a fix?

You can buy online or at many electronics shops. But before you do, here’s a quick lesson on what to consider when buying a solar charger, plus reviews of some of the best.

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