Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign: The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. So far we have seen solutions that act as a solar battery backup, but none as a direct plug-in. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job intuitively.
Designers: Kyuho Song & Boa Oh
Solar Solutions – Plug It On The Window by Yankodesign
The creation of Korean designers Kyuho Song and Boa Oh, the Window Socket is a portable, suction plate-based solar converter-charger that functions as a standard (at this point, European) plug. Stick it on any window — at home, in the office, car windshield, commuter train — where there’s decent sunlight, and the device automatically starts converting sunlight into electric energy. Once fully charged – it takes about five to eight hours — remove the Window Socket and you have yourself a handy-dandy little outlet-on-the-go that maintains its charge for an unfortunately short 10 hours.
Although you don’t necessary have to remove the Window Socket to plug in, the device’s compact size makes it a shoo-in for outdoor excursions. However, with that 10-hour battery life, the window-to-wilderness timeframe is a bit tight.
Explain the designers:
This product is intended to enabled you to use electricity freely and conveniently in a space restricted in the use of electricity, such as in a plane, a car, and outdoors. Thus, this product was meant to draw out a socket used indoors outward. We tried to design a portable socket, so that users can use it intuitively without special training.