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Solarbrella

Get shade and power things.
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The capitalist establishment would now have us believe that one's enjoyment of the beach is dictated by one's ability to enjoy one's electronic devices there. Patrons of said beach utilize their boom boxes, radios, game consoles, televisions, and even -gasp- solar powered peltier coolers to this end! Thus, there is a distinct need for on site power generation in this segment of the market.

The Solarbrella is a dome made of flexible solar panels, suspended approximately one half-meter off the local terrian by means of a metal stake. It can, given sufficent sunlight, enhance a beachgoer's enjoyment of the beach by powering the beachgoer's electronic devices. When in operation, the device also creates a zone of relative shade and coolnees directly beneath the dome, for the further enjoyment of the beachgoer.

Please note that Solar Powered Coolers will not function within this zone.

Madcat, Jun 28 2005

Solar Solace Solarbrella™ http://solarsolace....oducts/solarbrella/
Hm! I haven't seen their product in action, but it does seem to come pretty close to the specification here! [jutta, Mar 21 2009]

SKYShades SOLARBrella http://solarbrella.com
SKYShades Photovoltaic SOLARBrella [americanph, Sep 24 2009]

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       Yes I know. The idea is the marketing. Someone has to sell solar umbrellas to all these people with solar coolers.
Madcat, Jun 28 2005
  

       Though not to the extent that you'd use a hair-drier in the shower, I trust.
angel, Jun 28 2005
  

       I like this. +
sartep, Jun 28 2005
  

       //hough not to the extent that you'd use a hair-drier in the shower, I trust.// Oooooh, time saving.
kaz, Jun 28 2005
  

       re: <link>... product may not be exactly as shown... though come to think of it it could be.
FlyingToaster, Mar 23 2009
  

       artist's concept only... it's a rigid 6' circular disk on a pole (basically), (imho) good for fixed installation in outdoor cafes and the like. I don't see why they haven't prototyped it.
FlyingToaster, Mar 24 2009
  
      
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