We had a chance to talk to Sen Chang of Nolla design about their latest invention, the SOLARADE – a half letter sized solar panel charges iPhone 5, 100% in 2hours. Take a look at what he had to say about this new have gadget.
Hi Sen, please give us a brief background about yourself (education, work etc).
I’m a graduate School of Art Institute of Chicago.
Where are you based?
We are based in Seoul. Korea
Any Social media accounts?
Yes, you can find us on Facebook at facebook.com/projectsolarade
Give us a brief background about your Campaign
Many people are negative about solar charger because many of them charges devices so slowly. I wanted to prove them not all solar chargers are lame and this green technology is a not future thing. It is right in front of us.
What is the name of your campaign?
It is solar charger that can charger your device at the same speed with regular charger. 5V1A. Its size is only half letter size and you can find ideal angle of solar panel and set it in that angle easily.
What is your campaign seeking to do?
We are hoping to raise funds to complete prototype.
Are there any other team members?
When did you begin your campaign?
Our journey began in 2013
When is your campaign scheduled to end?
How many people have you so far attracted?
How much money have you so far collected?
Over $ 60,000
How much money are you seeking to collect at the end of your campaign?
How do you reward those who contribute to your campaign?
We are going to send them SOLARADE
Why did you select Kickstarter as your platform of choice as opposed to the rest?
Kickstarter is the best.
Does the platform help you in any way with your campaign? (Help promote your campaign to its members etc)
Yes and no. It doesn’t particularly help me but I like the fact that it shows projects randomly. (of course you can organize with popularity or any other option. But still its setting is magic (random) and I like it cause it gives a fair chance to even not well known project.
How do you pay the platform for running your campaign on their platform?
5 % of total funding if I reach the goal.
How have you promoted your campaign?
SNS marketing and my contacts mainly.
What have been most challenging about running your campaign?
Not enough exposure.
What has been most rewarding about your campaign?
Communicating with backers and listening to their opinion.
To support this awesome campaign, go to to SOLARADE’s Kickstarter campaign page. Here is a look at more photos of the campaign!