If the idea of outfitting your roof with solar panels—whether with Tesla’s more aesthetically pleasing version or not—is too daunting, then perhaps you can embark on your green energy campaign by starting small.
Showing at Dubai Design Week during the Global Grad Show exhibition last month was the Window Socket, a window-mounted outlet by Kyuho Song and Boa Oh, graduate students from the Samsung Art and Design Institute in Seoul, South Korea. The socket, which resembles a hockey puck with smooth edges, attaches to a window by a suction pad and immediately begins to produce electricity. Contact openings allow for a plug to be inserted for direct charging, but the socket alone can act as a portable charging station as well.
It takes five to eight hours to fully charge the socket, Song told Business Insider, and holds about 1,000 mAh, which is sufficient to power a light bulb, but not quite enough to fully charge an iPhone. The designers hope that the device’s next iteration will be more powerful. Until then, keep your brick of a portable charger handy.