SolarHome from partsonsale.com A solar electric system, specifically designed to power a full sized computer system and can also act as an emergency power system for your home. The only catch is that the cost at $3,695.00 is significantly more than most home computer systems. But if you use your computer in a remote area or if the power is unreliable and you use your computer for your business and can’t afford to be without power, then this may be a practical solution.
There are also a few solar laptop computer chargers. sierrasolar.com sells the Notepower Solar Laptop Computer Charger. They claim this device will provide enough power to run and/or charge most laptop computers including nearly all Macintosh as well as PC portables. You just easily set up the solar array, put it in the sunshine, plug in a 12 volt DC lighter adapter and you’re set. A 10 foot cord allows you to be in the cool shade while the solar module does it’s thing in the hot sun.
Approximately two billion people around the world still live without electricity, a world that now uses the computer as an indispensable tool for nearly every area of activity. Getting access to computers for schools in remote areas of developing countries is gaining attention. One computer that seriously tackled this issue is the Solo computer that is designed for very low power usage and is designed to be used with solar panels. (note solar panel on the left side of the photo) Here is a great article that explains more about the solar powered Solo computer. Here is another link that talks more about using solar powered computers for education in developing countries.