The e-reader market has been a volatile one in recent years, as predictions of people preferring these tablets to good old-fashioned books have not always proven accurate.
But thousands of devices are still sold every year, and the one that dominates the market is Amazon’s Kindle. The company recently unveiled a new model that is thinner than previous versions, which makes it easier to take with you; but another enhancement is now in development that will be unlike anything currently available.
According to several sources, Amazon is working on a Kindle e-reader case that can be powered by solar energy. Think of it – while you’re in the park enjoying the new bestseller by Nora Roberts or Helen Macdonald, the sun above you is charging the battery, so you won’t have to worry about finding a plug before you finish one more chapter.
Don’t look for an official statement about the product on amazon.com just yet. However, an announcement is expected by industry experts in the near future.
A solar-powered e-reader case is just another example of how the world is changing thanks to solar energy. And other unique applications for this free, clean energy source are also coming soon.
Who knows? In the next five years you might be able to drive to work in a solar vehicle powered by panels on the roof and sides. It will not only be cheaper than gas, it means you won’t have to plug your car into an electrical source between fill-ups. The roads you drive could also be harvesting solar heat that could be used to power street lamps and other municipal power needs.
And would you believe one company is actually working on solar-powered clothing?
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