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Samsung to Release New Solar Power Netbook with 14-Hour Battery

Posted by Adam Sewall In Tuesday, June 21 2011 under: Samsung, Solar Gadgets, Solar PV Panels, Solar Laptop

It must be the year of the solar laptop. Or something...

Earlier this month, we relayed a few images of a solar-powered laptop concept by Italian designer Andrea Ponti.

Not to be outdone, Samsung yesterday confirmed that it will soon offer a solar-powered netbook in the U.S., parts of Africa and Russia.

Equipped with solar cells in its cover, the Samsung NC215S will gain an hour of battery life for every two hours spent charging in the sun. Under perfect conditions, Samsung says the netbook's battery will last for 14 hours.

Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor of the Telegraph, has more:

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Solar Powered Computer Could Become 'Greenest Laptop Ever Made'

We've seen a slew of solar-powered chargers designed for use with personal electronics. Here's but one example. But how about getting rid of all the plug-in peripherals and instead go with a laptop that runs entirely on solar power?

That seems to be the goal of Andrea Ponti, an Italy-based industrial designer.

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