SunPort, made by Albuquerque-based company PlugSolar, has been named the No. 1 new “solar-powered gadget” in a story published this week at

Forbes features SunPort among solar-powered gadgets that can help business people offset carbon emissions on trips, vacations or in their homes.

“This $80 gadget was made to make solar power more accessible to people who don’t necessarily have thousands of dollars to spend on rooftop panels,” the story states. “The SunPort goes into a wall outlet, and then an appliance or device is plugged into the SunPort so it can track its energy usage. SunPort turns the energy into solar by using renewable energy certificates.”

The story notes that SunPort has partnered with nonprofit ReChoice to purchase renewable energy certificates, and ReChoice commits a matching dollar to the installation of new solar panels too, “so consumers are contributing to the solar scene at large.”

SunPort conducted a successful Kickstarter campaign this summer to fund development and marketing of the device, which can be pre-ordered here.

The full Forbes story about carbon-footprint-reducing gadgets is here.