Gallery: VoltPot Table Planter Charges Your Gadgets With Dirt Power!


Part coffee table and part planter, this awesome Volt Pot puts the environment to work indoors by harnessing the power of dirt to charge your gadgets! The fresh green planter pot has a built-in Microbial Fuel Cell that is capable of generating enough energy to charge small electronics, giving users an additional reason to bring the outdoors in.

Microbial Fuel Cells are able to utilize the metabolic energy of microbes present in soil, converting it directly into electrical energy at a continuous rate. The current charge achievable is 1 watt per cubic meter of soil, but test conditions have shown that 10 times that amount is possible. We’re still trying to wrap our head around how many watts it would take to power-up a smart phone, but we can’t help but admit we were instantly enamored by the cool contemporary design of the table itself.

Marrying sleek interior aesthetics with technology, Nectar Design believes that being sustainable is much more than skin deep, and has the ability to go beyond its natural green state.

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  1. maryannesharman June 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Where can I buy this and for how much?

  2. mistawac March 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I want this. Aside from mowing the lawn weekly, it’d be amazing.

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