06 Jul '12, 2pm

Solar Bench Lets Your Charge Your Gadgets While You Work Outside

Solar Bench Lets Your Charge Your Gadgets While You Work Outside

Now that it's summer, the lure of sunny days make working inside pretty painful, but for a lot of people, working inside is the only choice. Even if you were allowed to work outside, the glare on your laptop screen coupled with no good place to plug it in would make it less than ideal. Through a marriage of solar technology and good design, the Solar Bench from Ontario's Green Sun Rising is what an office worker's dreams are made of. A picnic table outfitted with solar panels that provide shade to cut the glare on your screen and charge your devices with clean energy while you work outdoors. © Green Sun Rising The picnic table and benches are made of weather-proofed cedar, while an aluminum frame supports three flexible, thin-film solar panels that have an output of over 200 W. The table features a built-in battery for storing the energy generated by the panels and to act ...

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