signal produces a solar powered snowboard
signal produces a solar powered snowboard signal produces a solar powered snowboard
dec 21, 2012
signal produces a solar powered snowboard

signal produces a ‘solar powered snowboard’
all images courtesy of signal snowboards




california-based signal snowboards and dave lee have teamed up with powerfilm solar to create a solar-powered snowboard. developed in signal’s factory, the flexible solar panels are adhered to the top sheet and then wired into a converter mounted between the bindings.


to demonstrate the technology and functionality, signal travels to mammoth mountain in northern california with snowboarder tyler flanagan to see if the product lives up to the expectations of simultaneously charging batteries, cameras, and phones after a day of riding. although its just a concept, it’s interesting to see the how a wide variety of different solar applications and approaches are being used today.


electrifying solar powered snowboard: every third thursday
video courtesy of networkA 

signal solar powered snowboard setup close up
image courtesy of networkA 

tyler flanagan riding signal’s solar powered snowboard at mammoth
image courtesy of networkA 

detail of the solar panel mounted on the snowboard
video courtesy of networkA



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