An inventor has created portable panels that fit giant umbrellas

When people think of solar panels, they often think of home rooftops. Well, a green-energy expert based in the United Kingdom has created foolproof hardware that converts any parasol into a power plant. Inventor Erik Hawkins is now looking for investors to bring his 25-watt renewable power harvest into the market.

With the portable solar panel, it is possible to just throw the kit in your luggage and harvest power using any giant umbrella. The kit comes with an extra-capacity battery which can store up to 50,000 mAh of power and charge several smartphones at a time, along with laptop computers.

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Erik Hawkins

When people think of solar panels, they often think of home rooftops. Well, a green-energy expert based in the United Kingdom has created foolproof hardware that converts any parasol into a power plant. Inventor Erik Hawkins is now looking for investors to bring his 25-watt renewable power harvest into the market.

With the portable solar panel, it is possible to just throw the kit in your luggage and harvest power using any giant umbrella. The kit comes with an extra-capacity battery which can store up to 50,000 mAh of power and charge several smartphones at a time, along with laptop computers.