Solar mobile chargers consists of solar panels in order to charge batteries of mobile phone. It is a good alternate to conventional electrical mobile phone chargers and in some cases can be plugged into an electrical outlet.
The model which is according to European Commission proclaimed as the first in the world is the Strawberry Tree, public solar charger invented by Strawberry energy Company. This solar station won the first place at "EU Sustainable energy week (EUSEW) 2011".
Some models of mobile phones have a built in solar charger and are available for GSM mobile phone models.
Solar cell phone chargers come in different shapes and configurations including folding and rotating types.
They also in the form of straps, with solar cells on the outer surface and a nickel metal hydride battery. They are capable to charge a mobile device fully within six hours of exposure to the Sun resulting in 40 minutes of talk time.
Solar chargers are also available for other mobile phone accessories, such as bluetooth headsets and speaker phones.