Edward Dillon, President and CEO, emphasized that "These batteries, unlike other re-chargeable batteries in the market, will not be dependent on a charging unit that you need to plug in, nor a separate solar-powered charger. The batteries themselves would be re-chargeable when exposed to the sun. Instead of throwing away "dead" batteries, from a flashlight or other device, you will be able to put these on the windowsill or on the porch and they will re-charge. This represents a completely unique product, there’s nothing else like it".
Raymond F. Purdon, Chairman, added: "The potential for stand-alone solar re-chargeable batteries is staggering. In addition to being a "green" solution, a convenience and a money-saver for the average consumer in developed countries, these batteries would be even more important to consumers in under-developed nations that don’t have a reliable power grids and where battery-power for lighting and other everyday applications plays a more critical role."
Genesis Electronics has already developed and is producing a solar-powered charger for the iPhone called the SunBlazer (www.mysunblazer.com) which it expects to bring to market shortly.