CAMPBELL, Calif. – November 10, 2010 – Solar Components today announced that its JOOS Orange™ personal solar charger has been selected as the 2011 International CES Best of Innovations award winner in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology product category.
According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), producer of the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards, the JOOS Orange received the top score in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology category, besting all other products entered in the competition this year.
“We are honored to win a Best of Innovations award and would like to express our gratitude to CEA”, said Jamie Bullen, CEO of Solar Components. “And to be tapped as the top winner in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology category means the CES judges feel we have the best ‘green’ product at the 2011 CES trade show. This award belongs to our design and engineering team and speaking for management, we are very proud of their accomplishment.”
Roughly the size of a paperback (5.8- x 8.6- x 0.8-inches) and weighing 24 ounces, the JOOS Orange is the world’s most powerful personal solar charger. Unlike other solar chargers designed to only work under ideal conditions, the Orange turns sunlight into electrical power:
- in sunlight and indirect sunlight,
- under cloudy and partially cloudy conditions,
- in the shade,
- in the rain,
- under water, and
- even after being shot five times by a .22 caliber rifle.
The Orange delivers more than 2.5 hours of cell phone talk time for every hour of sunlight, making it up to twenty times (20x) more efficient than other solar chargers. Additionally, the 20 watt hour Lithium-ion polymer battery of the Orange holds enough power to fully charge more than four smart phones (or six standard cell phones). The suggested retail price for the Orange is $99.95.
“We’ve started initial sales of the Orange and expect to be in full production by January 2011,” Bullen said. “Clearly, that’s later than we had expected, but that’s what happens when you’re a start-up trying to create the very ‘best (personal) solar charger’ on the planet.”
The Orange will be on display in booth 1035J of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2011 International CES trade show, January 6-9, 2011.
About Solar Components, LLC
Formed in 2008 and headquartered in Campbell, California, Solar Components, LLC creates portable solar chargers that power the world one person at a time. For more information about Solar Components, please visit www.solarjoos.com or call 408-369-1727.
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