Gallery: Stunning Solar-Powered Luce Laptop is Light as Air

 
Andrea Ponti's seamless integration of solar power into a laptop is what initially caught our eye - the majority of solar chargers out there are clunky third-party devices that require wires and bulky batteries.

Andrea Ponti‘s seamless integration of solar power into a laptop is what initially caught our eye – the majority of solar chargers out there are clunky third-party devices that require wires and bulky batteries. By contrast, the Luce laptop features an elegant integrated design that showcases the photovoltaic panels as an aesthetic and functional selling point.

As electricity prices continue to climb and solar technology steadily advances, we’d love to see a manufacturer take on this design and make it available to the public. Since laptops are portable by nature, it only makes sense for them to take advantage of one of the world’s most readily available sources of energy – the sun.

+ Andrea Ponti

Via Yanko Design

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  1. skintan June 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    hopefully when it is being brought to the public, the screen is touch-screen and the operating system is android os 3.0 honeycomb or above

  2. luigimux June 9, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I’d buy it but could you really work in the sunshine? What about glare and overheating?

    Having said that I think I’d buy it..

  3. AllForTheGreen June 5, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Put a low power quad CPU in there with switchable graphics for when it’s plugged in, and about 4GB of memory along with a SSD hard drive, and I will pay $2000-2500 for a self-powering laptop.

  4. nkduodu June 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    What about price and availability?. It looks very fragile and would prefer the keyboard lowered. Needs some improvement otherwise a very good idea especially for those of us who have over abundant sunshine.

  5. eletruk June 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Please include in the story somewhere this is a CONCEPT. I can’t actually go out and buy this thing and that is nowhere mentioned

  6. XenoSilvano June 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Andrea Ponti should have placed the keyboard closer to the bottom.

  7. XenoSilvano June 2, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Intriguing, although it looks rather expensive, (and you thought LCD were costly, just imagine how much that Solar panel + LCD combo would cost).

    I don’t know, I don’t think this concept is as innovative as it appears to be.

    On another note – this website is highly cluttered! like a teenagers room, it has so many little boxes and all sorts of stuff everywhere.

  8. Benoit June 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Life cycle analysis needed, please!

  9. umar butt June 2, 2011 at 6:35 am

    interesting! yes, these are the eco friendly products we need. I think manufacturers would also love to make it available to the public provided there is demand.

    You guys are doing good job by spreading awareness among public. It can create demand for such products.

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