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Let the sun shine In order to make the most of charging your devices with environmentally friendly solar energy, it is worthwhile to take a closer look at solar energy specialists – such as Berlin start-up Sonnenrepublik GmbH. TEXT: SONJA IRANI I PHOTOS: SONNENREPUBLIK
In the last three to four years, socalled ‘portable power banks’, a special storage case for electrical energy, rapidly conquered the market of mobile IT devices. Closely connected to this trend is Energy Harvesting. “This is a process by which energy is derived from surrounding, external sources such as solar power, light or heat,”explains physicist Dr. Oliver Lang, who founded the Sonnenrepublik together with marketing expert Andreas Guba in 2012. “It is our mission to make this form of environment-friendly energy available to more people around the world.” As such, Sonnenrepublik’s core portfolio is comprised of highly efficient, ultralight solar modules of six to 350 watts. Furthermore, the company also
develops customer-specific solar solutions in any area that requires maximum energy on minimum surfaces. This could be completely self-sufficient systems as well as subcomponents such as Sonnenrepublik’s own solar module brand Clicc, batteries, electronics, cases etc. Another important, current project is the only German solar street.“It’s all about the integration of solar cells and electronics
From left: The three different cork versions of Wing6. The opened Wing6 with powerbooster cable. The Surf12 module with connected power bank.
into a complex matric, which not only withstands the forces of a motorway, but also works in an energy efficient way and includes additional sensors, light and digital technology,” explains Lang. “Plus, it still remains affordable.” www.sonnenrepublik.de
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