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Ekotribe Launches Stand-Alone Solar Chargers from Voltaic Systems
(14 November 2010)
One hour of sun will charge an iPod for three hours


Ekotribe, the leading eco-products distributor in the Middle East has introduced for the first time in the region, stand alone solar chargers manufactured by Voltaic Systems.

According to Anu Agarwal, “A smartphone can be powered up in just 4-5 hours of direct sunlight, which is a fast charge by any standards. Voltaic’s revolutionary technology ensures that consumers can now have personal chargers that make practical sense. Reasonably priced, depending on which model you purchase, the new chargers are an exciting option for those on the hunt for off-grid power. While you’ll likely never be able to offset the embodied energy of the charger itself by using sunlight instead of grid energy, you’ll at least have a portable alternative energy source that allows you to stay unplugged as much as possible. ”

The chargers have two 6-volt panels, and users can switch between 6 and 12 volt charging. The cells are also high-temperature Lithium Polymer, which means their charging capacity lasts longer even when exposed to very hot sunlight, which is the case in the Middle East. And the battery is large enough to fully charge a smartphone twice.

The models come in three sizes, one that fits folded into a backpack or purse, one that can clip on to bike racks, tents, backpacks and other items and one that is a small day bag itself with room enough to carry a couple of devices from a camera to an iPad or Kindle. And as always, the Voltaic bags are made from recycled soda bottles and other plastics which require much less energy to make than nylon.

Many of the solar chargers on the market now may look slick, but take a frustratingly long time to gather enough charge to juice up a cell phone or MP3 player. Or, if they’re strong enough, they’re bulky, heavy, and expensive.

The entire range of Voltaic products can now be purchased online at

About Voltaic Systems

Based in New York, Voltaic Systems promotes ecological sustainability through renewable energy and recycled materials. Voltaic’s bags and backpacks feature solar panels to provide power, as well as a battery to store power for later use. Bags come with adapters for charging common types of cell phones, iPods, BlackBerry’s, digital cameras, and other portable devices.

About Ekotribe

Ekotribe offers a range of eco-friendly products including green gadgets and appliances, solar lights, reusable gift bags and shopping bags, recycled paper and stationery, eco-friendly shower heads, eco-friendly toys, green books, BPA-free water bottles and lunch boxes, soy candles, organic beauty products, organic table linen, eco-friendly wallpaper and wall stickers, solar powered totes, solar powered backpacks, bamboo kitchen ware, eco-friendly household cleaners, biodegradable tableware and organic pet products.

Ekotribe is a distributors and wholesalers of Eco-related products for the UAE & the Middle East. Ekotribe supports environmentally friendly manufacturers & designers. All customers are guaranteed products which are ‘green’, easily absorbed into the ecosystem, without compromising on design or quality. Ekotribe strives to offer high quality products that are - Biodegradable, Environmentally safe, Handmade, Natural, Recycled, Recyclable, Reusable, Sustainable or Organic. Ekotribe is promoting a lifestyle that includes being aware of the environment, yet enjoying high-end products without forgoing quality & design.

Ekotribe products are now available at the following outlets:

• The Green Ecostore in Mercato
• Milk & Honey in Palm Island
• Favorite Things in Dubai Marina Mall
• Dubai Aquarium in Dubai Mall
• Fairmont Hotel Shop on Sheikh Zayed Road
• Ekotribe showroom in Khalid Al Attar Tower, 101, Sheikh Zayed Road
• The Green Ecostore - Online store []

For more information, contact:

Anu Agarwal,
Director, Ekotribe
An Enpark Registered Company
P. O. Box 53735
Tel: +9714-3327693

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