This Table Uses Photosynthesis to Charge Your Devices [VIDEO]
Mar 12, 2014 10:41
Marjan van Aubel knows his way around an electrical diagram, so she fused furniture designing with some electrical expertise to create this energy efficient table. Called the Current Table, it uses dye solar cells to absorb energy and charge your devices.
He worked with a company called Solaronix on the project and they make inexpensive dye solar cels which uses a chemical process similar to photosynthesis.
Her table is made of a long, wide panel of dye solar cells, which can absorb ambient light even when the sun isn't shining directly on then.
"This makes Current Table the first piece of furniture that is harvesting energy indoors where utility and aesthetics are combined in everyday objects," she explains.
There are pockets of USB ports hidden below the upper edge of the frame so you can plug in whatever device you're working with.
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