As innovation in solar technology progresses, we can expect to see many new design iterations - like these Portable Solar Modules invented by Yeh ShuHung and Hu SiQi. Presented on the Red Dot Award's online exhibition, the triangular panels are easily connected to form a myriad of shapes or patterns with what the designers call stencils. These stencils act as a hinge that allows adjoined panels to fold down to 180 degrees.
The designers suggest their fast-charging Portable Solar Modules are ideal for outdoor activities – though they are admittedly vague with details since this is still a conceptual design. Charged in any place where sunlight is present, the panels are said to be capable of charging mobile phones, cameras, tablets and other electric devices. They also have a mirror panel interface which makes it easy to ascertain how much of a charge they are carrying at any given time.
Highly portable, the solar panels are ideal for travel. They can be attached to a backpack, or simply folded out. Their modular nature provides ample opportunity to be creative, and why not? We may as well have a good time while harnessing the sun’s infinite power, right?
Via Yanko Design