Audio: Recharging With the Sun and Wind

In an interview with WTOP, I describe how renewable energy can recharge our gadgets


Renewable energy gets a lot of attention these days, and it doesn't stop at the gas pump or home furnace. Solar panels and handheld wind turbines are just a couple of ways we can recharge batteries without a wall socket.

Recharging With the Sun and Wind

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I spoke this weekend with WTOP about the small panels and turbines on-the-go, or super energy-conscious, consumers can buy.

One added note, though: Don't count on saving money, despite sunshine and wind being free. Starting at about $50, the solar and wind rechargers cost more than the electricity they'll likely produce over their lifetimes. These energy collectors are more about convenience, and being a little more green.