How to Charge Your Phone On the Go - Using Solar Power

“Light is for everyone - it determines what we do and how we do it.”


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Sustainable energy for all, accessible solar power across the globe, and a fully-charged phone no matter where you are - it almost sounds too good to be true. Yet this is what Olafur Eliasson has set out to accomplish with his new device, Little Sun Charge  – a high-performance solar-powered phone charger. The device, which can hang from a backpack, fully charges a smartphone from five hours of sunshine.

Eliasson is an inventor, an environmentalist, and a designer – but first and foremost, he’s an artist who has always been fascinated with the intersection of light and life. In his words, “light is more than just something practical. Light touches our feelings.” This unique philosophy is evident in his Little Sun Charge.

Though the tangible benefits of this device are undeniable (just imagine having a fully-charged cell phone when traveling, hiking, camping, etc.), Little Sun Charge has even broader implications. As Eliasson says, “Little Sun is a wedge that opens up the urgent discussion about bringing sustainable energy to all from the perspective of art to raise awareness about energy access and the unequal distribution of energy today.”

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