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'Jenni' Lets You Charge Your Cell Phone With Solar Power

By Brian Spaen

As solar demand grows, some people are finding out that they aren’t eligible to equip solar panels onto their property due to their location or can’t pay the upfront costs. Others renting an apartment or condo have restrictions when it comes to installing an array. Every little bit of renewable energy helps, and a new product from Better Current provides small-scale solar charging to mobile devices.

Jenni is a charger and battery pack that uses solar power to charge electronics. It features a five-watt solar panel embedded on the charging system, a 20-watt solar panel to place on the window, and a 12-volt lithium-ion battery pack that can store energy. That gives it a little more juice to power mobile devices even when the sun is down.

In describing who Jenni is, the Toronto-based company explains on their Indiegogo product page that it’s a smart device that won’t change how your lifestyle, but will fuel it with sustainability: “Combining smart, connected technology, solar photovoltaics and energy storage, Jenni allows you to intelligently harness the sun. Charge all your tech devices using clean energy, all without changing your habits.”