Your energy saving behaviour will no longer go unrewarded thanks to a solar charger that measures your eco friendly behaviour and positively reinforces you for generating your own renewable energy.
The solar charger from Changers, a German startup, produces and also measures the exact amount of energy generated by the charger as well as the corresponding CO2 savings and uploads this data to their online community. Every gram of CO2 saved or each watt hour of self-produced energy is worth Changers credits to the users and can be exchanged for goods and services from Changers' commercial partners.
The kit itself priced at 149 EUR and comprises an intelligent and powerful solar charger, Kalhuohfummi, and the super light and flexible solar panel, Maroshi. The charger can charge almost all mobile devices with its 4400 mAh capacity clean solar power while the panel, Maroshi, is only 2mm thin, flexible and 4 watt strong. The kit helps you charge your device and also uploads your battery’s electricity-making stats through your computer. The more portable battery juice you squeeze out of the solar charger, the more likely you’ll be to earn credits on Changers’ web site.
The built-in community model sets this solar charger apart from other models on the market. The option of measuring your contributions and everyday green practices harbours a level of playful, cheeky competition among participants.
It recently raised 1.5 million USD in Series A funding, with support primarily coming from the German government-backed fund BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg and Heliocentris. Find out more about the organisation via their website.