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Solar Powered Gadgets: Future Reality

Today’s CNN News video shares a piece of exciting news about Apple’s new technology of using solar power for mobile devices. Even though this solar-power technology is not in Apple’s supply chain yet at this point, I am already looking forward to using solar powered gadgets in the near future. Considering that there are five billion cell phones users and one billion computer users in the world, the results of using solar powered devices will be incredible to the environments. With a little optimism, I can easily see the potential of applying this solar power technology to almost everything that people use every day. Then, tremendous energy can be saved, and most of all, people do not need to rely on their chargers of tens of gadgets at home or at work anymore. How amazing!

Within the hospitality industry, “Going Green” is for sure a definite trend. We emphasize this trend by discussing the history of lodging products, green practices in the hospitality industry, the hottest restaurant trend, the hottest hotels in 2011, and the property tour at Sheraton SU. What do you think of the green concept in the hospitality industry? To which direction(s) will green initiatives lead the hospitality industry? What can we do to prepare for a “green” hospitality industry?

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  1. I am a strong believer in the reduce, reuse, recycle method of dealing with waste, and hope that in the future the hospitality industry invests more in a “green” environment. The focus of this video on solar powered gadgets is such a great idea. Many people today have at least two or more chargers (for cell phones, computers, iPods, batteries, cameras, and more) because we have so many electronics that require “juicing up”. The sun is an environmentally sound option for producing that same energy, which the hospitality industry could use to power lighting, televisions, or anything else that plugs into the wall. Other ways of “going green” could include putting a recycling bin next to trash cans in hotel rooms. These seemingly small trends could make a great impact on not only cutting down for the environment but also on expenses. While buying enough solar panels to power a hotel may be very costly, the long-term benefits are extremely worth it. I hope that the future brings a lot more of these eco-friendly ideas to this industry.

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  2. Nice article.Full of information. I love reading your blog because i learn many things from it. Keep up the good work!

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  3. I know solar is very interesting topic to learn.Its nice.As of now, solar power and solar related devices are expensive. But it may be reduced if most of the people start using it. Let us see the future of solar power.

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  4. Thank you for sharing. Cost is indeed a big issue --- probably because the technology is ready yet. Hopefully, we can make solar power more affortable soon.

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