Soft rocker – solar powered lounge chair that charges devices, glows in the dark, and looks cool

// November 5th, 2012 // Science News


Developed by architecture students at MIT and utilizing advance samples of Gen II flexible photovoltaics from Global Solar, the “Soft Rocker” is a solar powered outdoor rocking lounge chair that you can relax in while charging your portable devices. The lounge chair incorporates a 35 watt solar tracking system and a 12-amp battery for storing the solar energy it has harvested. A night, the user can turn on a battery-powered light tape to illuminate the chair. A number of Soft Rockers are currently installed on the MIT campus.

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