olafur eliasson wants to bring his solar energy charge device to the masses
olafur eliasson wants to bring his solar energy charge device to the masses
sep 02, 2015

olafur eliasson wants to bring his solar energy charge device to the masses


danish icelandic artist olafur eliasson, along with his solar energy business ‘little sun’, is launching a crowdfunding initiative on kickstarter. the purpose of the campaign is to fund the second edition in little sun’s line of solar energy products – a mobile charger called the little sun ‘charge’. a collaboration between artist olarfur and engineer frederik ottesen, the ‘charge’ combines a unique form with the latest solar technology. the components of it are calibrated using high efficiency solar cells, which features a LED light, and the capabilities of powering a smartphone after only five hours in the sun. 



video courtesy of little sun



proceeds also support solar entrepreneurship in africa, and will tangibly change the lives of those living off grid, who rely on their phones and as their only means for staying connected with the wider world. ‘it charges your phone with solar power – it makes you powerful, and it connects you to others,’  explains olafur eliasson. ‘once connected, we can create a movement.’

the little sun ‘charge’
all images courtesy of little sun

capable of charging smartphones

mobile and can be attached to anything

olafur-eliasson-little-sun-charge-designboom-05needs only five hours in the sun to charge

olafur-eliasson-little-sun-charge-designboom-06the campaign also helps fund the devices in africa

olafur-eliasson-little-sun-charge-designboom-07sketch of the ‘charge’

  • How much is it ?

    Joe Rodriguez
  • Congratulations ! Would you kindly send me the product details and price ? Thank you in advance. Takatoshi IDE

    Takatoshi IDE

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