Two freelance inventors have created a DIY apparatus that creates clean energy.

Clean energy enthusiasts have turned their gaze toward the sun, working on both small-scale and large projects to harness its rays. Capturing energy from the sun, solar panels have become more integrated into our everyday lives, but there is still a large amount of waste involved. Most panels only have a life of 5-7 years, maximum.

In a grassroots effort to create affordable, less wasteful energy, two independent inventors, Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein, have created their own mini solar panels, called Solar Pocket Factory, which can be used to power smaller objects, like cell phones or battery-operated toys. Their DIY Solar Power Kit, for “beautiful people with bright ideas” are being sent around the world to those who make donations toward this business venture.

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