Solar chargers for Sandy aftermath -- donations and deep discounts

Limor and Phil at Adafruit are still baling out their lower Manhattan factory and living space after Sandy, but they're also using the Adafruit site to pass on information about relief efforts to public-spirited makers. Here's one: Voltaic systems (makers of solar chargers) are offering deep discounts and donations to people who are struggling with no/intermittent power.

Glad to hear you guys are back up and running. If you come across any specific individuals that have need for small-scale solar and/or battery power, we are happy to help with deep discounts and or direct donations. Our warehouse in NJ got power back Friday and we are trying to be helpful where we can. Jeff Crystal

Phil adds: "They have deep discounts they can do direct donation as it makes sense. Please write to for details if you’re still in need of power."

Voltaic systems looking to help folks still in need #sandy


  1. Same thing with Goal Zero:

    I’ve met some of the GZ guys before; really great company. They were giving out chargers and panels right after the storm cleared out.

  2. OT: there was an article on this site a few months ago about Philip K. Dick. In it the author of the article shared a cartoon/short comic that was about PKD leaving a theater after seeing Bladerunner. It was really amazing and artistic. Im trying to find it but cant seem to. Does anyone know where i can get it or can post a link to it?

  3. We should support companies doing good things. I’m looking at the Voltaic Systems solar kits now. Does anyone have any experience with them? I’m thinking of the 6V 3.4W basic kit for $35 for changing my phone.

  4. I work for @Nokero, and know we are open to any ideas to get chargers available at a discount to those still out of power. Contact us on site or at 303.991.9871.

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