We should all focus on living more consciously and in an eco-friendly way. This means paying attention to and considering our energy sources. Making a shift in our energy consumption habits is now of utmost importance, and we have an amazing alternative for it, the Sun. Various companies are developing sustainable products with great aesthetic appeal. Garmin, Little Sun and IKEA, Marjan van Aubel, Sunne, and Dyaqua are some of the brands with innovative solar powered designs for daily usage.
Yes, solar energy has gained widespread popularity globally. It is now being used in various areas of design, including solar-powered kitchen appliances, residential buildings, and even hotels. We have curated a remarkable selection of solar-powered products that will truly transform your daily life.
1. Garmin Instinct 2X Solar models
Garmin has recently introduced the highly anticipated Garmin Instinct 2X Solar, as well as an exceptional Tactical Edition of the Instinct 2X Solar. The Garmin Instinct 2X Solar is specifically designed for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy spending time in nature.
It is built with extra charging capability to meet the needs of military and law-enforcement clients who rely on it for their tactical operations. The Garmin Instinct 2X Solar models may offer only 1 option, but come with an exciting new addition. They can track the wearer’s performance during obstacle course events.
- The Instinct 2X Solar comes in a 50 mm polymer case that offers military-grade resistance to shock, water, and extreme temperatures.
- The Instinct 2X Solar Tactical Edition is designed specifically for military operations, providing advanced functionality
Tactical Edition Features: Night vision compatibility; Garmin’s Jumpmaster mode for calculating high-altitude points during skydiving or parachute jumps.
SAMMANLÄNKAD a collection of solar-powered lightning accessories, was a product from a collaboration between Little Sun and IKEA. According to IKEA, the product consists of a beautifully crafted table lamp and an adorable portable light, which draws attention to a “different energy source for powering everyday items.”
This one of the solar powered innovative devices is a table lamp. It harmoniously aligns itself with the Earth’s rotation and orbit around the sun. Thus, half of the sphere-shaped light is enclosed by a reflective metal plate. And two metallic rings closely imitate the planetary motion of the Earth.
The adjustable metal frame of SAMMANLÄNKAD allows it to function as both a pendant lamp and a stunning decorative piece. It may look complex and difficult to maintain but, if necessary, you can detach the light source from the housing and use it as a torch. Which means it would be easy to clean as well.
3. Sunne Light
Marjan van Aubel and Dutch lighting brand Sunne developed their 1st product, Sunne Light. This self-powered light is an amazing self-powered light. It harnesses energy during the day and elegantly illuminates your home throughout the night.
The lamp imitates sunlight by harnessing solar energy as its sole power source. Its goal is to bring the energy of the sun right into the comfort of your own home! The Sunne light is designed with advanced photovoltaic cells, making it perfect for hanging in front of a window. During the day, the suspended lighting fixture captures solar energy.
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At night, it illuminate your home. This one of the innovative solar powered designs for daily usage is completely independent of any external or extra power source. It has a built-in battery to store the solar energy it gathers. Its illumination is inspired by the horizon but comes at a higher price tag with such aesthetic and sustainable appeal.
4. The Invisible Solar
The Invisible Solar panels resemble clay tiles, but they conceal solar cells beneath their surface. These innovative panels have the ability to convert solar energy and provide power to the buildings on which they are installed.
The monocrystalline silicon cells used in solar panels are crafted from safe, non-toxic materials and serve as the inconspicuous core component. Every individual panel has a peak energy capacity of 7.5 watts and weighs approximately 2 kilograms.
Although the ceramic tiles appear opaque, they can still efficiently absorb sunlight, harnessing its energy to power the cells. Even though their aesthetic appeal is not so high, but their photocatalytic properties make them self-cleaning.
5. The MEGAPUFF
The MEGAPUFF, designed by Alice Min Soo Chun is the larger version of the Solarpuff. It is specifically designed for campers, travelers, hikers, or people residing in areas with frequent power outages. It is bigger with a larger battery that also functions as a power bank. This provides excellent illumination to your surroundings and ensuring your devices stay charged at all times.
The MEGAPUFF is renowned for its larger and more impressive design, which allows it to emit an incredibly bright light. With a luminosity of up to 300 lumens, it is more than three times brighter than the Solarpuff. You can adjust the brightness and color temperature with 7 different light settings. You can choose from a cool white light to a warm yellow light. Or a deep red light is for repelling mosquitoes, or a blinking red light is provided for emergencies.
It is an eco-friendly design powered by a solar panel and requires around 8 to 10 hours of direct light to charge. It can charge your phone from 2% to 82% in under an hour when fully charged.
Source 1. Garmin Instinct 2X Solar