Solar energy still has a ways to go for widespread adoption, despite its 'green' nature. It doesn't have a high power density, meaning that a large area of solar panels, intense sunlight, or both, is required for optimal energy generation. Plus, the panels are expensive. Reston, VA-based Gomadic Corp
supplies the former Kickstarter project SunVolt Solar Charger
, in an attempt to make solar charging available to the masses, at least for portable devices. Electronista checks to see
if the SunVolt has worked around common issues with solar panels.