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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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4 solar powered gadgets you can charge your mobile with today

Gadgets for collecting the sun’s rays have been around since the 1830s when British astronomer John Herschel famously used a solar thermal collector box to cook food during an expedition to South Africa. These days, there is a whole host…

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5 reasons to get excited about the Nokia solar charging project

If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you’re already excited. Either by the prospect of a solar powered mobile phone or by solar power in general. We totally understand. Those things excite us, too. But they’re not the only reasons why this three month long adventure should have you on the edge of your seat. Here’s five more.

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Everything you need to know about solar power

In the last couple of weeks we’ve been busy bathing in the glorious summer sunshine. But the sun isn’t just great for tanning. It’s a big ball of potential power too. Amazingly, it produces enough energy in one second to meet the needs of the entire earth for 500 000 years. Efforts to tap into this amazing power source have caused the solar power industry to blossom in the last few decades. Now solar power is hotter than ever. So, what better time to tell you everything you need to know about solar.

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