Ravi Solar Flower Power

 - Feb 22, 2008   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: slipperybrick
Looking a lot like the plant from Little Shop of Horrors, this is the Ravi solar charger. The solar arrays are like a plant, they absorb sunlight during the day and store it at night. It doesn't grow or anything. Once charged the petals glow - kewl. You could remove the batteries and power some smaller appliances if needed.

Implications - While researchers continue their search for other forms of sustainable energy, solar power still reigns supreme. Solar energy is proven to be effective, but the obvious problem is that it only works during the day time. Although wind power can be an alternative solution, it is not consistent. Perhaps the solution is to combine both solar power and wind power, in order to maximize the benefits of both.