Kickstarter has brought some amazing projects to our attention, but this one fits right into the cleantech world here at Revmodo.

Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein are the two inventors behind the Solar Pocket Factory, a small automated mobile factory that makes tiny solar panels on the cheap. The size of a small dining room table, the Solar Pocket Factory is designed to produce a microsolar panel every 15 seconds.

At a cost of 30 percent less than today’s microsolar panels, Frayne and Hornstein’s panels are made with superior materials, have an expected lifespan of 10 years (2 years is the current average), and can be made locally right where the panels are needed rather than across the world where they require carbon-intensive shipping. By automating the manufacturing process, they believe they can change the microsolar industry and make this technology available to many more people.

Sometimes, the ingenuity of some humans absolutely amazes me.

While the Solar Pocket Factory is still in development and prototyping phase, thus far the guys have successfully tested their manufactured panels to charge cellphones and replace the batteries in some children’s toys. At Kickstarter, they are looking to raise $50,000 so they can complete the prototype and bring the unit to market in 2013. As of this writing, they are more than half way to their goal and with 23 days remaining I don’t think they will have any trouble reaching it.

Check out a video about the Solar Pocket Factory and if you are interested, join the Kickstarter campaign to give the guys a boost.

[via Innovation News Daily]