Meet Sol, the Solar-powered Ubuntu notebook with a 10-hour battery

By Shawn Knight
Aug 6, 2013
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  1. Canadian-based WeWi Telecommunications Inc. has created an Ubuntu-based laptop that harnesses solar energy from the sun for power. The Sol claims to last for up to 10 hours via the internal battery, can run directly off solar energy and can...

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,323   +135

    Some additional information from their site...

  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +107

    Wow so much solar panels there though.
  4. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    So much glare and you need to be in the sun's amazing rays to be in power... :)
    seriously, I hope the solar panels can be detached and attached thru the use of long usb cables. the 'submersible' version is intriguing although the risk of electrocution for a 90W (?) laptop is high.
  5. Sweet, getting this for after the apocalypse. When there is no power and everyone's electronics are useless, I'll still have the essentials: music and porn.
  6. To guest above, you didn't count the chance of nuclear winter, so its useless if there is no sun, better get your self some wind turbines
  7. this might happen :)
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    "solar energy from the sun".... where else? :)
    misor and cliffordcooley like this.
  9. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    You'll need a picnic table to use this thing... it is pretty cool though and the price seems reasonable.

    My question is if it runs in direct sunlight, what have they done to improve the visability of the screen?
    spectrenad likes this.
  10. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    Finally a laptop that can cover an average American's lap! I'm kidding guys, now laugh. =)

    It looks a little unruly and I wonder if the screen is bright enough for it to be operated while charging under.

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