No, Solar Paper isn’t notebook paper that somehow absorbs and uses energy from the sun. The “paper” in the name is instead a reference to its size – more precisely its thinness, as the product is billed by its makers at YOLK as “the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger.”
Solar Paper is just .15 inches thick, and it weighs only four ounces, which means you can carry it pretty much anywhere you would an iPad or an old-fashioned paper notebook. But it packs some real power into that small space, able to charge an iPhone 6 battery in about two and a half hours, which isn’t much worse than getting your power from the wall at home.
The people are apparently ready to embrace the services that Solar Paper can provide, because the product’s listing on Kickstarter has raised an incredible four hundred grand over and above their original $50,000 goal, and there’s still a month left of fundraising to go. If you want to get in on that action, you can check it out on Kickstarter right here.