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Petteri will be sailing on the Baltic sea during July and he'll be reporting on how solar charging works as the primary energy source for maintaining communications at sea. Meet Petteri.

Conclusions: Where, how and when a solar powered mobile phone works best

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the city of Yuma in Arizona is the sunniest place on earth. Of the possible 4,456 hours of daylight each year, the sun shines in Yuma for roughly 4,174 hours, or about…

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Conclusions: A solar mobile phone’s performance is affected by lifestyle

After four months, our solar charging project has come to an end. In that time we’ve collected huge amounts of invaluable data from places as far apart as the Arctic and Kenya. We already knew that for solar charging to…

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How a solar powered mobile phone performs in stormy weather

In his first report from his boat on the Baltic, Petteri Alinikula was enjoying great weather and fine sailing with his family. Perfect conditions for keeping Lokki, our solar powered mobile prototype, up and running. But how will Lokki and…

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Sailing the Baltic Sea with a solar powered mobile phone

If you’re into sailing, you might have recently read about the MS Tûranor, the world’s biggest solar powered boat. The name, from a language in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, means “the Power of the Sun”. Apt when you…

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