2 Watt Solar Panel Powers Bike Sharing admin June 27, 2011 All, Profiles 7 Comments Social Bicycles released their revamped design for their bike sharing platform. It is a “GPS-enabled bike that you can find and unlock using your mobile phone.” What we like about it is that it enables companies, organizations and institutions of any size to easily create and manage their own bike share program. We think it also provides a great user experience. The GPS locator and lock are powered by a battery system which is in turn powered by a dynamo and our 2 Watt solar panel. i.e. if the bike isn’t in motion for several days, the battery is going to stay powered up and transmitting its location. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund initial production of bicycle components, PCB boards and some additional software work. Contribute today to help make bike sharing more widespread. 7 Responses james June 27, 2011 how much is this thing and where can i get one if i can Reply admin June 27, 2011 They’re not available yet, that’s a prototype you see in the pics. They’re working on getting them into production. Reply Zarah October 4, 2012 Hello Extremely interested in starting a bike program using this. Please send me info about your prices etc. Thank You Zarah Reply admin October 4, 2012 Hi Zarah, You should contact the good folks at http://socialbicycles.com/ – they are the ones who are building the bike, we are simply providing the solar panel. Thanks, Jeff Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.