Solar-powered umbrella for Muslim pilgrims

ABU DHABI, 18th August, 2016 (WAM) — A Saudi-Palestinian company has invented a solar-powered umbrella for Muslim pilgrims with a built-in fan, flashlight and navigation system.

According to Reuters, the multi-purpose smart umbrella transforms sunlight into electricity, which is the used to generate power for the parasol’s different features. Manal Dandis, Co-Founder of Smart Umbrella, explained that the umbrella is equipped with solar panels which absorb solar energy and transform it into electric energy.

The built-in GPS system has been created to help pilgrims locate each other, and the umbrella has three USB outlets for charging mobile phones and other electronic devices. The inventors are looking for investors to start mass production of the umbrellas.