A team of designers have created solar power generating sunglasses capable of charging portable electronic devices on-the-go.
The SIG, or ‘self-energy converting sunglasses,’ contain integrated dye-solar cells and can be simply connected to the power jack in an iPod or PSP, allowing devices to be charged without the need to hook up to the mains supply.
According to the SIG’s designer’s, Hyun-Joong Kim and Kwang-Seok Jeong the glasses employ, “cheap organic dye [used with] nano technology [providing] cheap but high energy efficiency.”
As yet, there is no news on an anticipated launch date or expected price. However, as long as they can target the right demographic, I’m guessing the potential market for a nifty innovation like this could be huge.
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Andrew is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in sustainability and green issues. He lives in Cardiff, Wales.