Sun Table for the eco-geeks on the move
Going green is one of those things that started out as a vogue, but has now turned into a mass movement aimed at saving Mother Earth. The table pictured above might looks like all the standard tables, but it is covered in solar panels and is able to produce enough electricity to power your laptop and other electronic paraphernalia, even a television and DVD player. A project of Brooklyn-based Sudia Design Labs and designed by Devang A. Shah and Michael Low of Brooklyn, the Sun Table is a weatherproof outdoor table that stores solar energy and powers electric devices. The maximum storage for the battery is 13 amps hours at 12 volts and it gets charged in three hours under full sunlight. To be more precise, the Sun Table allows for three hours of laptop use, and a couple hours of television. The included inverter provides 120V AC, so that you can plug in anything. The table features a LED display that keeps a tab on the battery’s charge level. The very moment you load the Sun table up with more than 150 watts, the inverter beeps and saves your battery from being overloaded.
Most parts of the table are aluminum and it comes flat-packed in recycled materials, which makes for easy transportation. With Sun table, you can convert your backyard into an office. Priced at US $3600, the Sun Table is available for pre-order now and will start shipping in March 2008.