The first distributors of electricity had no idea that solar panels would be a future technology. Or maybe they didn’t want to imagine a world in which electricity was free.
South Korean designer Kyuho Song is designing a product that takes full advantage of the voluminous source of free energy that is the Sun.
The Window Socket is a combination electrical outlet and solar energy charger. The Window Socket design is a simple sphere with a suction device and solar panel on one side and a socket on the other. The solar panel side can be attached to any window or glass that faces abundant sun.
Because of its portable design, the Window Socket could be used to power devices in a car, plane (pending FAA review, I’d think) and wherever else instant energy is needed.
It is an economically and environmentally conservative device. Imagine if all the electricity powering your microwave, laptop or smartphone came from the free energy delivered by the Window Socket.
The battery within the device takes five to eight hours to charge, and it lends up to 10 hours of use when fully charged.
The future of energy might be in the acknowledgement that it’s free. One hour of solar radiation equates to around the energy we use collectively in one year. That is, the lives of us 7.13 billion could be powered completely by the Sun if technology were focused on absorbing this potential energy. Products at the consumer and industrial level that focused on solar energy would transform the world.
Photo Credit: Behance
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