Innovations in clean energy will impact every aspect of the source-to-consumer supply chain. Experts agree that green energy is improving public health, reducing global warming, fostering economic benefit and promoting energy resilience. It’s no wonder governments are igniting policies and launching programs to promote clean energy initiatives.
As the BIG players focus on mega solar plants and expansive wind turbines, small scale innovators are also coming up with their own breed of green energy products. Here are the 5 best renewable energy products introduced on Indiegogo in 2018.
Created by Sonic Soak, a startup based on Los Angeles, California, this is a fantastic clean energy device by all measures. It’s no wonder the project – which was launched on global crowdfunding site Indiegogo, has been overfunded by a whopping 9543%.
The Sonic Soak provides an ingenious solution to clean dirt, mud, pollen and other contaminants from clothes, fruits, bags, and just about anything else. The device simply uses ultrasonic technology to remove dirt particles at the microscopic levels. It is quiet and can clean baby bottles, razors, or any other product that is tough to clean using soap and water, rags, or your bare hands. It’s incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is soak the item you need to clean in soap and water, set the timer on sonic soap, and you’re good to go within no time. This $230 device offers deeper cleaning, while at the save time saving time, water and energy.
2. Solar Paper
Portable solar chargers have become very popular in recent years. But solar paper takes mobile clean energy generation to the next level. Designed by a Chicago startup, Solar Paper can charge your smartphone, tablet or iPad on-the-go. You’ll be able to know the exact power amount streaming into your device, and the panel is extremely thin and lightweight.
It takes just 2.5 to fully charge an iPhone. On a clear day, a tablet PC will fully charge in just 4.5 hours. This makes it one of the fastest mobile solar chargers in the market. Solar paper can juice any product that has a USB port, and can be attached to backpacks or any other surface while out there.
Going for just $148 on the Indiegogo marketplace right now, Solar Paper is definitely a great green energy innovation to keep your devices powered up at all times.
3. Flow Hive 2
How hard is it to find pure, raw honey in local stores?
Flow Hive 2 is a brilliant innovation on Indiegogo that aims to make natural honey accessible in your garden without the messy process of beekeeping and honey harvesting. Flow Hive 2 is a project by Cedar and Stuart Anderson, who are based in Byron Bay, Australia. The project was so popular on the crowdfunding platform that it had been overfunded by a staggering 18983% by March 5th 2018.
Flow Hive 2 makes the process of rearing bees and harvesting honey bliss. There are no squashed bees during harvesting. Simply open a tap and watch as 3Kg of pure honey pours into a jar.
Each hive goes for $749. This amazing, bee-friendly product currently ONLY ships to locations in Australia and the United States. If you’d like to harvest unprocessed honey in your backyard garden without having to go through a whole lot of trouble, this is definitely a must-have.
Plant Hive is marketed as “the first AI-assisted smart garden”. It is the next generation of smart gardens that allows you to grow your favorite crops from the comfort of your living room. It includes climate sensors and control modules. Although the project startup is based in Brussels, Belgium, it is based on MIT’s Personal Food Computer Design. You can choose to grow your plants in either soil, or hydroponics, and monitor your garden from anyplace.
The beta version of Plant Hive goes for just 199 Euros, which makes it affordable for most people. At this time, Plant Hives only ship to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. You might have to wait a little longer to get this smart technology if you’re in the United States.
Sparkbox is an eco-portable energy battery that eliminates the need to use those cumbersome fuel-based generators in the event of a power loss. This portable battery comes with 2 powerful AC and USB ports. It can charge an electric car for up to 10 miles, but is compact enough to fit in your trunk. You can also power up your bikes and any other appliances n outdoor environments. There’s a mobile app for monitoring your battery level, charging rate, and charge time remaining.
Able to recharge in just 3 hours, the Sparkbox is designed to take care of all your power needs while outdoors, or at home in the event of a power blackout.
This portable generator goes for $649.
Everywhere you look – green energy is the future. As governments work to connect more sun-tapped or wind-tapped power to the grid, you can arm yourself with these innovative solutions. If you are using other green energy innovations not on this list, let us know in the comments section below.