02 Sep '11, 10pm

UrbanTile: Concept Design for Sustainable Energy Inspires

UrbanTile: Concept Design for Sustainable Energy Inspires

UrbanTile is an exciting concept piece for sustainable energy use Look carefully and begin counting the hundreds of types of energy that pass by every day, never captured and never used. Put these observational challenges before students and amazing results can sometimes occur. Case in point: Meidad Marzan, an industrial design student from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, has designed a remarkable concept device called the UrbanTile that would harness the solar energy city buildings absorb during the day for their lighting needs at night. UrbanTile was Merzan’s graduation project for his course in the Industrial Design Dept. at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem The UrbanTile is a small solar panel that can be flipped to reveal a light-emitting screen. Banded together into rows, the panels become a window blind that forms a light or an e...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/02/urbantile-concept-des...

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