Monday, August 24, 2009

Solar Cell Phones Take Off in Developing Nations


CNN reports that Safaricom Ltd. has launched Kenya's first solar-charged phone this month. "The handset comes with a regular electrical charger and a solar panel that charges the phone using the sun's rays" and retails for approximately $35.


Samsung introduced a solar-powered phone, the Solar Guru, in India in mid-June.


Both phones are aimed at emerging markets where electricity supply can be scarce and residents often pay vendors to recharge cell phones.

 
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