I love Kickstarter, the crowd-sourcing platform that has really caught on in the past few years has a ton of cool ideas being funded by regular people. It really gives inventors, artists, & start-ups a real chance to succeed without traditional bank loans, or connections to the VC inner circle of Palo Alto. As a younger person and someone without a ton of money, I have to use my dollars intelligently to get the most out of life. That’s the cool thing about finding projects to fund, you can make a huge impact with a little bit o cash! I thought I’d share 7 current and past solar projects, both funded and unfunded, that I found on Kickstarter. Maybe your first soiree into solar won’t have anything to do with your own possessions, just your wallet and charitable spirit.
An eco-friendly, solar powered, mobile recording studio that will provide hi-tech, affordable, green pro audio services & training
Compact portable solar power kit. A single day of sunlight is enough for multiple phone charges or an entire week of light.
A solar-powered cooking stove that will replace the charcoal-powered units now used in most of the third world.
Automate your existing blinds with solar power. Control them with your phone or by a smart switch. All in
Put the Power of the Sun in your Pocket with the Worlds Most Open and Customizable Solar Charger and Power System. Spread The Power!
A high powered, portable solar power station that charges all your gadgets directly from the sun with outlet speeds.
Scrobby Solar is all you need to keep your solar panels clean. This little robot is easy to install and completely independent.
I thought these ideas were super cool whether they got funded or not. In the coming years I’m sure sites like Kickstarter will continue to have solar projects like these funded and go to market, hopefully making the world a little greener.
Do you have any favorite projects that you have seen on Kickstarter or another crowd-sourcing site? We would love to hear about it in the comments below. Please include a link.