|Industry||Solar Energy, Solar Chargers, Renewables|
|Headquarters||Menlo Park, California|
|C. Warren Sattler, CEO|
SolarJOOS is a solar power company founded in 2008. The company builds an efficient and rugged portable solar charger used to charge cell phones and other portable electronic devices. The company's product, the JOOS Orange, won the 2011 Consumer Electronics Association's Best of Innovations Award and was featured in the Best of Innovations Showcase at the 2011 CES event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The JOOS Orange, the company's first product, uses a solar panel (solar photovoltaics or solar PVs) to generate the electricity needed to charge an on-board battery. The device is then used to power or recharge portable electronic devices. A graphical user interface (GUI) can be downloaded by the user to track their solar energy production and encourage good green behavior.
SolarJOOS is based in San Jose, California. The Company is run by C. Warren Sattler, the company's CEO, and Mark Sherwood, the company's President.
SolarJOOS has been featured on local and national news, and in magazines and publications worldwide. In August 2011, Fox News featured a hurricane preparedness review of the JOOS Orange demonstrating its durability and water resistance. Gizmodo and Wired Magazine gave the JOOS Orange high ratings calling it "the physical manifestation of simplicity. It's rugged, easy to store and carry, and (most importantly) quick to bestow a watt or two whenever you need it." U.S. Airways also featured the JOOS Orange on the cover of its magazine, touting it as one of the Top 12 Tech Tools of 2011.
- 2011 Best of Innovations Award Winners 4 January 2011, Consumer Electronics Association
- Keeping Your Phone Charged In A Storm 27 July 2011, Fox News Houston
- Joos Orange Charger Reviewed - Solar-Powered Gadget Charging, For Real 12 July 2010, Gizmodo.com
- Solar Charger Juices Your Gadgets, Rain or Shine 15 April 2010, Wired.com
- Top 12 Tech Tools 1 May 2011, usairwaysmag.com