-- Product brings innovation to portable solar market and offers a "get one, give one" program for solar panel distribution
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Practical™ an innovator in alternative energy products, released a new product today for crowd funding on Indiegogo (www.indiegogo.com/solar-stash/x/1855585). The Solar Stash is a rugged yet beautiful portable solar panel, built specifically for working remotely to charge cell phones, GPS and other USB compatible devices off the electrical grid.
Inherent utility aside, technological improvements give The Solar Stash an upper hand thanks to The Practical Meter™. The Practical Meter shows users how much power is being supplied to their USB device, through 5 LED lights – each light signifying 1 Watt of power. The Practical Meter helps users understand how to position their panel but also provides realistic charging times. The Practical Meter is also designed to work with any USB compatible charger. In addition to The Practical Meter, The Solar Stash is also 40% smaller and 15% lighter than comparable panels, making it an ideal tool for any backpacking kit.
Keeping a larger goal in mind, Power Practical will leverage key partnerships to distribute the panels throughout regions of Sub-Saharan Africa where safe, reliable and affordable energy is a luxury. Half of the proceeds from initial production will jumpstart a new solar evergreen fund with Solar Sister (www.solarsister.org) whereby Power Practical donates one panel for every panel purchased.
With the aforementioned research and development complete, The Solar Stash is ready in time for the holiday season. Should the funding goal be met, a purchaser or gift recipient will have their Solar Stash in time for spring backpacking (April) and provide a panel to someone in need of energy independence. Support The Solar Stash on Indiegogo or visit www.solarstash.com for more information.
ABOUT POWER PRACTICAL
Power Practical (www.powerpractical.com) is a Salt Lake City based group of 8 engineers, entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts who emphasize diversity in energy resources by developing innovative, effective and affordable energy products. The problems posed by imperfect and/or unavailable energy resources are what drive Power Practical's research and development. Since its inception, Power Practical has created waves in the community with successful Kickstarter funding of The PowerPot® (www.thepowerpot.com), and hopes to add another alternative energy product to its family with a new portable solar panel, The Solar Stash (www.indiegogo.com/solar-stash/x/1855585).
SOURCE Power Practical