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Solar Window Socket: Stick up and Plug in

by Hazel Chua

If only harnessing the power of the Sun could be as simple as sticking an outlet with a solar panel onto your window. That’s the idea designers Kyuho Song and Boa Oh are pushing for with their Window Socket concept design.

Window Socket

It’s basically an outlet you fasten onto any clear window so that it charges up by absorbing the sun’s solar energy. When you want to power something up, simply stick the plug into the socket and that’s it.

window_socket_2

The design description indicates that the solar energy will be transformed into electrical energy by a converter, although I can’t really see where they could have crammed that circuitry inside of the small puck-like device.

Window Socket1

I think the Window Socket is a grand idea, and it would be awesome if they actually managed to turn it into a reality.

[via Yanko Design]




Comments (3):

  1. Mike says:

    I travel a lot for work all over the world.
    This would be perfect for the laptop outlet in the room that you cant find!! :)
    Just pull out of your bag and stick to the hotel window!

  2. Alex says:

    where can i find it or buy it?

  3. Maisonentravaux says:

    Pour les francophone, un petit article sur cette technologie : http://www.maisonentravaux.fr/fenetres/fenetre-pvc-alu-bois/window-socket-electricite-solaire-gratuite-fenetre .. Nous détaillons la technologie

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