“Ecotricity weighs around 100 pounds but can provide backup solar power for refrigerators, computers, household appliances and more.
The eco1800S set includes a wheeled solar panel and a sleek generator that looks like a camping kit with an 1,800-watt inverter and four 120-volt outlets.
But no one said it was cheap. The contraption, which Ecotricity said could be used for situations as varied as tailgate parties or natural disaster cleanup, will retail for about $1,600 come spring.
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At $140 from REI and other retailers, the system includes a seven-watt solar panel with a rechargeable AA battery pack.
The lightweight setup charges up in the sun within four hours and can then power an iPod for 40 hours, a cellphone for 30 and a smartphone for up to 10″….<Via LA Times Blogs>