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Turn Your Dog into a Solar Power Generator

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: Environment, Science and Technology, solar power, dogs, pets, YouTube, Bennett Gordon,

By combining a solar panel with a dog sweater, Erik Schiegg turned his pooch into a little solar-power generator. After spending just $60, Schiegg’s reports on his YouTube page that the sweater generator works in cloudy weather and “my Android-phone is charged in no time.” He also suggests that farmers could strap solar panels onto their animals to collect electricity, too.

You can watch the video below:

(Thanks, Make, via Recombu.)

Source: Erik Schiegg