Colored Photosynthetic Glassware Can Charge A Phone

Colored Photosynthetic Glassware Can Charge A Phone
Design

Solar-powered drinkware coated with dye-sensitized photo cells can power gadgets when placed on a special bookshelf.

Allie Walker
  • 2 july 2012

Marjan van Aubel’s ‘The Energy Collection’ is more than a collection of colorful glassware. The pink, red, and orange glasses, while fully functional as drinking vessels, are also solar-powered, able to charge a phone or other small gadget. The glasses borrow their colors and photosynthetic ability from berries and plants- just as green chlorophyll in plants absorbs light energy, the colored glasses harbor energy.

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