As the world becomes reclusive, technology continues to grow and as we all know this has a negative effect on the earths atmosphere. With CO2 emissions rising, so is the awareness and action that is taking place, which brings us to the subject at hand. Here we have compiled a mixture of solar panel powered products, and solar powered product designs and concepts. All of which are very positive and extremely well designed, and some using this 'futuristic' idea of design to its full potential with the use of smooth lines and seamless metallic surfaces.
This funky solar powered speaker from Discovery and Science for MP3s and CD's is super stylish and super friendly. Sit back and relax whilst listening to your favorite music without worrying about the electricity bill at the end of the month, this little guy will play for 10 hours after only 5 hours of charge.
Gramo speakers are made for digital music lifestyle. Whether you go for a picnic or stay at home listening your mp3’s, it gives you freedom of music. Gramo is easy to bend flat, which makes it easy to carry with you. When you turn elements out, speaker transforms to a table speaker.
A beautiful compact solar panelled battery charger that can be attached to your window and works effortlessly, designed by experienced product designer Donn Koh. I think the images explain enough, genius.
Say good-bye to battery hassles, this wireless keyboard is powered by any light—low light and lamp light, indoors and out. Fully charged, it works for at least three months—even in total darkness. Created by Logitech. Available here for $79.99
Solar Powered iPad Charger and Case from Kudo. Whether your iPad last a few days or only till the afternoon the KudoCase will more than double your iPad use – even without light!
Rechargeable battery case with solar panel for iPhone 4; Includes battery charge indicator and solar charge indicator with a unique and proprietary snap fit design that prevents your iPhone's back-glass from being scratched from Eton Corp
"Our latest project is about catching your reflection. It's light source comes from your sparkles not from the sun. And It's called "SolarClone" – a modern cheval glass mirror. It is made from recycled material to help save the planet too." Designed by Mehmet Gozetlik
Luce / Solar Powered Laptop – Luce, that in Italian means light, is a completely wireless laptop pc made from clear polycarbonate and powered by 2 solar panels able to power the laptop continuously. One is located on the back of the monitor and the other beneath the clear keyboard, to allow the panels to recharge even as the user types and surfs the web – Designed by Andrea Ponti
"I was given a chance to workion this hypothetical scenario- to design a solar-powered garden lamp for Porsche Design. The task was to replicate and follow the design language of the design firm." Quoted and Designed by Ying Hern Pow
This flexible portable solar panel battery is a fantastic idea created and designed for a product design competition by Nikolay Bastrakov
Recharge your cellphone and camera with this universal & usb solar-cell tree charger.Thanks to 54 tiny photovoltaic panels this device will store energy in a battery during the day, allowing you to reload your stuff whenever you need.All wires are plugged and hidden under the electronic bonsai tray. – Designed by vivien MULLER