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Solar Chaise Lounge Passively Stores Renewable Energy

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Aug 5, 2011 • References: coroflot and ecofriend
Heat, light and kinetic energy are all around us, but technologies designed to harness these as sustainable sources of electricity aren't yet openly available. The aim of this Solar Chaise Lounge is to passively soak up and store power from the sun's rays so that one can cut down his use of less eco-friendly resources.

Vlada Davydova has created a rigid hinged recliner concept with solar panels integrated within its surfaces. The patio chair can take several different positions and angles, allowing it to assume optimal placement for receiving light and heat from above. One of these arrangements affords the sitter shelter under a canopy, so to avoid damage due to excessive UV exposure. This Solar Chaise Lounge accrues the most energy when it's closed flat, and one can put the garnered juice to use to charge his phone, laptop or outdoor lighting.