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Solar gadgets that could save the planet

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Samsung was one of the first to jump on the solar laptop bandwagon with its NC215S netbook in 2011.

Since then several manufacturers have followed and in 2013 Canadian-firm WeWi revealed its Sol laptop with the promise that it would only take 2 hours of sunshine to power a battery for 10 hours.

Running UBUNTO operating software, the manufacturer describes it as an "all-terrain, off-road, utility laptop"

David Snir, co-founder and CEO of WeWi told CNBC by email that the laptop will be available, in several markets, at the end of April and that the company has instructed distributors that it should not go over $500.