“What if energy generation was a consumer electronic you could order off Amazon?”

$200 Amazon-bought miniature solar grid

#Environment

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

On Hackernoon, Niko Dunk explains how to combine about $200 worth of products in order to build your very own solar micro-grid in his bedroom. At the end of the day, his laptop, phone, tablet and desk lamp are all powered with the energy he has collected, leaving him asking the question: “what if energy generation was a consumer electronic you could order off Amazon?

This project started with a simple idea: What if energy generation was a consumer electronic you could order off Amazon? I’ve learned that basic electrical knowledge and a little assembly bring us very close to this ideal: Self-contained renewable lighting and charging is achieved with a simple $211 setup off Amazon.

  1055

 

You may also be interested in:

“As a species, we generate a lot of waste.”
“The release of methane from hydrate may be apocalyptic.”
“Previously unknown plastic contamination in the tap water of cities around the world.”
"If current usage trends don’t change, the world will have only 60 per cent of the water it needs in 2030."
“It will take at least a century to decarbonize our economy.”