In a lot of emergency situations, sunlight is not available due to bad weather or because people are forced to seek refuge indoors. This is the weakness of solar energy, it depends on good weather.
Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
Power Practical has announced the availability of 1000 PowerPots for the holiday shopping season. The PowerPot is a new personal generator that charges smartphones, batteries, and other devices via USB. Given the rise in popularity of personal solar panels that charge phones and mp3 players, many have sought a device that will work at night, during bad weather and indoors.
“In a lot of emergency situations, sunlight is not available due to bad weather or because people are forced to seek refuge indoors. This is the weakness of solar energy, it depends on good weather,” said David Toledo, chief engineer at Power Practical.
Those looking for a useful holiday gift idea may consider the PowerPot V. It is a small cooking pot with a twist. A sub-assembly attached to the bottom of the pot taps excess heat given off during cooking into electricity--which can then be used to charge smartphones, GPS units, two-way radios or to power lights and speakers. This ultra-portable generator weighs only 17 ounces, and has an indefinite shelf-life. It was introduced earlier this year with a retail price of $149 (USD). Until now, availability of the product has been scarce.
So far, the new product has proven popular. Power Practical says in the past six months it has sold units in over 30 countries and all 50 US states. It has also placed several units in humanitarian programs with partner NGOs, to gauge the impact the technology has for those living off-grid.
Power Practical is offering a Black Friday and Cyber Monday special on The PowerPot V. Prudent buyers can get a PowerPot V with a backup battery for $125! The pair usually sell for $175 on thepowerpot.com. The special offer will begin at midnight the morning of black Friday and run until Monday night. Interested gift-givers will want to hurry, as the company has indicated that this price will only be available to the first 100 buyers.
Water heated in the PowerPot can be used to prepare coffee or tea, MREs or soup. This dual-purpose makes charging your phone both easy-to-do and delicious! The PowerPot proves especially versatile in winter months, when sunlight is scarce and many people are already using some form of fire to heat their homes and cook their meals.
To learn more about the PowerPot visit the official website at http://www.thepowerpot.com.