The last months I read several times about new solar energy breakthroughs on Digg, but often it takes a few years before you will see it back in the stores. I was not planning to buy a big solar energy panel, because we don’t even have the space for that. And because we are renting this house, I am not going to install it on top of our roof. But solar energy is something which could really make you independent on electricity, helps for a cleaner environment and in the end is cheaper. First you have to make an investment and you need to have the panels for a long time, before it pays back. But anyway, with new discoveries around the corner it might become even more interesting to buy solar panels in the near future.
While I was looking around for portable/smaller solar panel based chargers, I stumbled upon a so called Solar Mobile Charger. This device allows you to recharge your mobile phone, mp3-player or other device, by converting solar energy to electricity, which is really handy. My plan is to recharge my mobile phone as much as possible with this new device. I immediately ordered the device via a Dutch website and I hope to get it this week. You have to start somewhere with solar energy.