Clean Energy Charging Stations Disguised as Outdoor Lounge Furniture

Developed by architecture students at MIT, SOFT Rocker is a solar powered outdoor rocking lounger whereby you can relax and recharge your electronics.
These curved, solar-panel-covered seats rotate on an interactive 1.5 axis, 35 watt solar tracking system to keep them facing the sun, generating additional energy from the rocking motion created when people climb inside. All that harvested electricity can be used to recharge gadgets plugged into the three USB ports and to illuminate a light strip on the inside of the loop.
The leaf-like tear drop shaped lounger utilizes a 12-ampere hour battery storing the solar energy harvested during sunlight hours so you to charge your gadgets even after sunset.
Fascinating… But what if it rains?


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