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Solar Backpacks: Alternative Energy Source for Eco-Friendly Living

The backpack is an important daily utility item for students, working professionals and even those on long outing, adventure journey etc. Why not consider the idea of carrying a solar backpack instead of your regular one. In this article, you will find how amazing these portable backpacks are and how they can keep your small devices charged when on the go.

 

The solar backpacks also called solar bags are very similar to the traditional laptop backpack with a difference. These trendy backpacks have integrated solar panels on the exposed outer surface. This kind of uniquely designed bags can serve more than a storage item.

 

 

These backpacks are designed with specially installed lightweight solar panels giving superb facelift to the natural sunrays. There are photovoltaic cells on these bags to convert the solar energy into electrical energy compatible for charging your gadgets and devices.

 

The Limited Edition Glacier White has a refined, waterproof fabric finish with polished accents.
Birksun Solar BackPack Glacier White

 

How Can You Use the Energy on the Solar Backpacks?

 

When exposed to the sunlight, the solar panels start charging the photovoltaic cells automatically. Using a connector to these small batteries, you can start charging devices like MP3 Player, Smartphone, Digital Cameras and similar small gadgets.

 

Key Advantages of Using Solar Backpacks

Portable and Lightweight

 

The solar backpacks are very lightweight much like any ordinary trendy student bag. You can store all your essentials while on a journey while keeping your devices charged on the go.

 

Convenient Source of Green Energy When Outdoors

 

One of the prime reasons of rising popularity of the solar bags is the joy of using clean eco-friendly energy for charging the small devices. The devices will receive the energy in the same form as from a powerbank or plugged in electricity. Hence, you do not have to worry about damage issues when using the solar energy.

 

Better Alternative to Save Money on Energy Bills

 

Using the solar backpacks to charge your devices give some relief from the regular electricity consumption (though a partial amount). In the long run, you can save a considerable amount on electricity bills.

 

Excellent Energy Source during Emergencies

 

When on a journey, it is not always possible to find a location to charge the important devices. During such emergency situations especially when in jungle safari or sports expedition, you will never run short of battery charge using these bags.

 

 

Weatherproofing Protection

 

There is weatherproofing protection on the solar panels and other parts of these backpacks. Minor exposure to rain, dirt or snow does not affect the functioning of the solar panels.

 

The Bottom Line

 

The solar backpacks have become highly popular among students on excursion, adventure journeys and much more. Today people prefer to carry hiking backpacks with preinstalled solar panels to keep them going with their portable devices during camping, journeys etc.

 

It is important to note that the photovoltaic cell batteries in these backpacks connected to the solar panels are very small and not suitable for charging bigger devices like laptops. However, if you are carrying Powerbank, Smartphones, Mp3 players, or digital camera during an outing, the solar backpack can be helpful for partially charging such devices.

 

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Article Source: EzineArticle by Gerald and Patrica Barnett.

 

Gerald and Patrica Barnett are freelance writers, hikers and lovers of renewable energy.

 

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