Voltaic Solar Laptop Bag introduce at CES

Generator_Solar_bag.jpg CES is a hot spot in promoting hot trends as we just mentioned and to emphasize this, Voltaic Systems, the company that started the Solar Bag trend at a time not many of us paid much attention to renewable energy has set again the direction where Solar bags are heading in 2008 by introducing their latest creation, the ‘Generator’ Laptop Solar Bag.

The huge solar panel that covers the entire front side of the laptop bag produces up to 14.7 watts of power, that’s over 3 times more than Voltaic Systems current Solar bag range!

I wonder if this bag can power my MacBook provided I will be out in the sun a lot.

Assuming the Generator bag is similar to the current bag range from Voltaic Systems, the Generator is constructed from fabrics made of recycled plastic bottles which makes it the most environmental hugging bag you can find on the planet.

Unfortunately the Generator Laptop Solar Bag is not available yet but Voltaic Systems expects to be ready for shipment later this spring at a suggested retail price of $ 599.-

We hope Voltaic can ship in time to have the Generator bag ready for the summer – sun – fun season allowing us to harvest as much energy on the go as possible.

[via: treehugger]


  1. I do not have the data from Voltaic but judging from the size indication of the bag, the solar panel will be around 1.3 lbs (0.5 kg). the charging electronic and control electronic will be just a few ounces. The heaviest element of such system is always the storage battery. I have no idea at this time what capacity and battery type will be used but a first guess is add another lbs (0.4kg) to it. So all together comes at the weight of around 2.5 lbs (1 kg).
    Might sound a lot but this configuration can generate a lot of power when the bag is carried or placed in a sunny spot.
    Hope this helps – if more details are available from Voltaic, we will post about it 😉

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