User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


-6° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Solar Device Looks To Add Outlets To Remote Spots

October 7, 2012, 10:32 AM

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

South Dakota entrepreneur Brian Gramm was tailgating outside a college football game one sunny day when he wondered why he couldn't use that energy to plug in a radio.

The first-world inconvenience led him to develop the Forty2, an all-in-one "utility in a box" that Gramm now thinks could change millions of third-world lives.

The device from Peppermint Energy looks like a quadruple-sized laptop computer.

Gramm, of Sioux Falls, says it can generate and store enough solar power in a remote African village to run a dorm fridge filled with medicine, a couple of fans and a dozen LED lights.

The company is set to produce 250 first-run Forty2s, which will ship to 18 different countries. It raised more than $83,000 for the venture on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Moving A 200-Ton Home Across Fargo

3/3/2015 1:56 PM

Scott Adelman paid $70,000 for a 4,500-square-foot brick home in Fargo, but he has to move it out to nearby Horace.

Full Story
Minnesota Man Catches Walleye Whopper

2/27/2015 10:21 AM

Paul Ell of Big Lake, MN snagged a 11.6-pound, 29.5-inch walleye after 6 p.m. Thursday night.

Full Story
Woman Admits To Having Sexual Contact With A Teenager

2/27/2015 10:44 AM

A former Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact charges for a relationship she had with a student. 

Full Story
Valley Springs Man Charged With Third DUI

3/3/2015 6:11 AM

A man is charged with his third DUI after law enforcement used spike strips to stop his vehicle.

Full Story
Officials: K2 Caused SD Inmates To Have Seizures

2/26/2015 8:43 AM

South Dakota prison officials say two inmates had to be taken to the hospital earlier this week because they took an illegal synthetic drug while...

Full Story


Events