There is a new piece of solar technology here, a new piece of solar technology there, a new piece of solar technology everywhere. While solar technology is coming out of the woodworks, there is a new piece of solar technology that is a cut above the rest in terms of its ability to be used anywhere. No I’m not talking about the fact that it is indestructible, well almost, but I’m talking about solar energy and cold climates. Before it would be hard to use any piece of solar technology in cold climates because the material couldn’t hold up, but that all changed when a Denver Colorado based company called Nokero came up with a new piece of solar technology that can stand up to the harshest of winters.
So, what is this new piece of solar technology? Well it’s called the N200 Solar light bulb, its shaped more like a Christmas ornament then a light bulb with its roundish shape, but it can hang on a tree just like a Christmas ornament to. Not only does this little guy collect the sun in a cool way, but it can also stand up to the harshest of winter’s virtually anywhere. This new invention however isn’t just a solar panel, but it works as a lantern, That’s right, you heard right, this little guy works as a lantern that can recharge itself by the use of the sun and provide enough light that a standard lantern does. The main premise behind this you may ask? Well a lot of developing countries don’t have the electricity that you and I are accustomed to and so they need something that can provide them light and then do so for a indefinite amount of time. On its highest setting the N200 is only the brightness of a sixty watt bulb, not only that, but it is only priced at twenty dollars which makes it very inexpensive. The power for these small lanterns is held in rechargeable double AA batteries and another Ni-HM battery.
This new invention will help to change the way we deal with disaster areas as well as with developing countries into the future. This piece of technology is invaluable in cheaply bringing light to homes in developing countries who have no electricity. Not only that but in the event of an emergency and loss of power these little guys can inexpensively provide enough light to get you through until the power returns. No longer will you have to worry about carrying a flashlight or other form of lantern and replace the batteries while camping. With this new technology you can charge the lantern by day and use it at night, making your camping experience a much more enjoyable one. With the introduction of such technology it is only a matter of time before even better versions come out and help bring light in the form of electricity to those who unlike you and me are not fortunate enough to have it. Here’s to seeing bigger and brighter things in the future and to seeing bright smiles upon the faces of the people touched by such technology.