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These Everyday Household Items Convert Light Into Energy

These Everyday Household Items Convert Light Into Energy
These Everyday Household Items Convert Light Into Energy, Courtesy of Caventou
Courtesy of Caventou

London-based design firm Caventou has designed a series of “stained glass” everyday objects that turn daylight into electricity, even indoors.

Integrated with solar cells, Current Table and Current Window are both independent, intelligent power sources that function normally as household items.

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As the first piece of furniture to harvest energy indoors, Current Table utilizes a colored glass surface—a modern version of stained glass—to generate its own electricity, which can be used to charge other devices, among other purposes.

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Both pieces of functional technology can be monitored through an app, which reports light intensity and how much energy each item has harvested.

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Courtesy of Caventou
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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "These Everyday Household Items Convert Light Into Energy" 07 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/792767/everyday-household-furniture-converts-light-into-energy/> ISSN 0719-8884
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这些日常家居物件能够光伏发电