NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GoSolarUSA (PinkSheets:GSLO) announced today that the company received its first batch of Volt Solar Charger demonstration models.
“The Volt has never before been seen in the U.S., so we are truly looking forward to testing these devices and showing them off to retailers.”
GSLO received the solar-powered iPhone accessory from Xiamen Solar Electronics (XSE), the Chinese developer of the Volt. Earlier this month, GSLO signed a distribution agreement with XSE that provides GoSolarUSA with the exclusive right to sell and distribute the Volt in North America, the world’s largest market for iPhone accessories.
“XSE delivered these Volt units to our company direct from the manufacturer in Shenzhen, China,” said GSLO President and CEO Tyson Rohde. “The Volt has never before been seen in the U.S., so we are truly looking forward to testing these devices and showing them off to retailers.”
Rohde said that GoSolarUSA will thoroughly test the Volt units to assess manufacturing quality control before demonstrating the device for retail buyers. Having the Volt on hand is the final piece needed to initiate the marketing campaign for the U.S. product launch.
The Volt Solar Charger is an external battery pack that attaches to the iPhone and extends its battery life using a top-of-the-line, built-in solar panel. The Volt is capable of harvesting solar energy to charge all versions of the Apple iPhone with the same device. By capturing free, renewable solar power, the Volt recharges the iPhone’s battery first before charging its own internal battery, nearly doubling the smartphone’s talk time.
Rohde said that GoSolarUSA has been greatly encouraged by recent news of Apple’s success with the iPhone. For the quarter ending in December, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported sales of 16.24 million iPhones, helping the electronics giant to rack up $6 billion in profits. Due to the announcement this month that the iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Wireless network for the first time beginning in February, some analysts predict that Apple could reach as many as 19 million iPhone activations this quarter and sell as many as 63 million of the industry-leading smartphones this year.
“There’s no question that a tremendous market has developed for iPhone accessories in North America, and we can’t wait to get this product on the shelves,” Rohde said. “The Volt has the potential to introduce millions of iPhone users to the daily use of solar technology and help to revolutionize smartphone use in the process.”
The Volt includes a larger battery than many competitors and is the only iPhone battery pack known to the company that is compatible with both the iPhone 3 and the iPhone 4. In order to charge the Volt Solar Charger after sunset, a USB cable will also be included with the device. Manufactured in red, black and white, the Volt will soon go on sale bundled with a one-year warranty.
Those interested in purchasing the Volt can currently make a reservation using GSLO’s Volt Waiting List at http://www.gosolarusa.com/technology/volt-reservation.html
GoSolarUSA is dedicated to aggressively acquiring, developing and marketing promising and potentially profitable technology. The Volt Solar Charger is a product of Xiamen Solar Electronics based in Xiamen, China. The iPhone is a product of Apple Inc., which competes in the global mobile electronics market against Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) and Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM).
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About GoSolarUSA, Inc.
GoSolarUSA primarily identifies and develops new solar energy technologies in the United States. We believe this not only creates high-quality jobs in America, but it ensures the quality and availability of our products. GSLO is endeavoring to advance clean American solar technology to compete in an energy industry that includes stalwarts such as First Solar. GoSolarUSA is a US registered and reporting OTCQB market tier company.
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