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Solar Alarm Clocks

'Hello! Sunshine!' Uses Sun Energy to Chime

— November 6, 2011 — Eco
Eco-friendly devices that use solar energy are becoming more and more popular in societies, and an example of this is the new solar alarm clock called 'Hello! Sunshine!' This new concept saves electricity and is also multifunctional, as it's both a lamp and a clock.

Designed by Yung-Hsun Chen, this clever timepiece consists of a thin solar panel that is attachable to glass windows using suction. During the day, it feeds on solar energy to charge, and at night it can be removed to become a minimalist nightlight and night table clock. This square-shaped piece is perfect to make anyone wake up.

Hello! Sunshine! is great because it avoids the cost of batteries and the risk of electricity going off and resetting the clock's alarm memory.
Trend Themes
1. Solar-powered Devices - Opportunity for businesses to develop more eco-friendly devices powered by solar energy.
2. Multifunctional Design - Opportunity for businesses to create products that serve multiple purposes, combining functionality and convenience.
3. Minimalist Home Products - Opportunity for businesses to cater to the growing trend of minimalist home products that offer simplicity and efficiency.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Opportunity for consumer electronics companies to integrate solar power technology into their products, reducing reliance on traditional energy sources.
2. Renewable Energy - Opportunity for the renewable energy industry to explore solar-powered devices as a viable alternative to traditional energy sources.
3. Home Decor - Opportunity for home decor companies to create minimalist, multifunctional products that align with the growing trend of eco-friendly and practical design.
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