Yvonne Carts-Powell

Ambient photovoltaics

In Batteries, beautiful, technology on August 24, 2012 at 8:01 am

Glassware absorbs energy to power small devices - Energy Harvesting Journal

What if we incorporated solar cells into usually-inert glassware, and use inductance to transfer that energy out?

Designer Marjan van Aubel worked with photovoltaics researchers to incorporate energy-gathering technology into dishes and a cabinet that acts both as physical and energy storage. This is an interesting way to start a conversation about harvesting small amounts of ambient energy from the Energy Harvesting Journal: Glassware absorbs energy to power small devices.

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