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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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The challenges of using a solar mobile while camping

If there’s one occasion you’d expect a solar powered phone to be useful it would be camping. To test this assumption, we gave Aino Aaltonen a Lokki prototype when she attended the world’s largest scout Jamboree in Sweden. After an…

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How well does a solar mobile work at the end of a Lapland summer?

Summer time in Lapland is like nowhere else in the world. For a start, there are the 73 polar days, when the sun never sets.  Then there’s the average temperature that even in July is just 14°C. Add to that…

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Hiking the Arctic Highlands with a solar powered mobile

The Arctic Char is one of Norway’s most appreciated fish. Not only is it very tasty, but it’s also well known for putting up an epic struggle. It’s this combination of attributes, which made Esa Karpoff, one of our Lokki…

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Life with a solar powered mobile phone in Sweden: Part 1

Some of the most passionate mobile phone users are youngsters. Recent research from GFK shows that 90% of under 16s in the UK have a mobile phone. In fact, devices are becoming so popular that many schools have had to…

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Listening to football on a solar powered mobile

Kenya has 16.5 million mobile phone users. Yet only 15% of the population have regular access to electricity. These two facts alone make Kenya the ideal place for an affordable solar powered mobile phone, which is why we’ve been keenly…

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Life with a solar mobile phone in the Arctic Circle: Update 2

Our solar charging tester, Ilkka Syvänperä, has now been using our prototype, Lokki, for over a month up in the Arctic Circle. Will a solar powered phone work better in a place where the sun doesn’t set? Find out in…

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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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