Nokero, a Hong Kong-based company, has debuted the world's first solar-powered LED lightbulb. Costing $15, the Nokero N100 has kerosene lamps in its sights but, at $15 a pop (although that drops to $10 if you buy 48 or more) it's going to be an expensive alternative for people in the developing world and for aid agencies in disaster zones. Anyone with a patio or a camping habit, however, might find it more than useful.
Konarka made headlines last year when it announced the creation of the world's largest roll-to-roll thin film solar manufacturing facility. Now the solar company has revealed plans to use its plastic thin film solar technology to make a rugged portable roll-up charger.