What if harnessing the sun’s energy to charge your gadgets could be good looking in your home? That sounds like a strange question, but visual appeal of items designed to use renewable energy is important to those with designer touches in mind. That’s why we are taken somewhat with this concept Some Shine Solar Energy Storage System.
The Some Shine Solar Energy Storage System, designed by Ming-Ching Hsueh, looks much like a traditional Asian window design. It hangs in the window during the day, collecting solar energy via its aesthetically appealing, thin film solar panel. The collected energy is transferred into a battery pack built into the product’s base. A couple of USB ports allow you to connect things like mobile phones so their batteries can be recharged, and a battery indicator on the base lets you know the power status of the system’s battery pack so you know when it is time to pull the shade down to collect more energy. It doesn’t look like this is an actual retail product yet, but Hsueh probably wouldn’t have much problem selling this idea to some forward thinking company looking to create an artistic battery charger.