These cool bags are actually solar bags by Jane Palmer and Marianne Fairbanks from Noon Solar. On the outside of these bags, there is a paper thin, flexible solar panel; all you need to do is expose the panel to the sun in order to charge a battery pack located inside the bag to supply power for your cell phone or iPod, day or night.
As long as the bag’s solar panel is facing the sun you can collect usable energy through the UV light of the sun. When the green charging light illuminates that means you are receiving a charge. Put it in your window at work, home, car, or while commuting on the train, while enjoying a cup of coffee at a cafÃ© or biking around the neighborhood with the panel exposed.
Each solar bag is available in various colors and patterns. Whether it’s a messenger style bag or an everyday tote, all bags come with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack, a wall charging adapter for Power Bank, USB phone tip adapter, USB cable and an iPod cable.
The battery pack will hold the sun’s energy for several days. For example, on a bright, sunny day the battery should be fully charged in 6-8 hours, however on a cloudy day the battery will require a bit more time. Depending on how often you use your device, these modern solar bags will either be a full charging system or more of a boost for emergency power.