CAN WE FREE UP THE RIGID POWER SUPPLY STRUCTURE OF A HOME THROUGH SMART SOFT SURFACE? HOW CAN CHARGING BECOME SEAMLESS AND INTEGRATED IN OUR HOME?
Sol-Charge is a three part system for the home that integrates soft textiles with photovoltaics and inductive charging capabilities. The solar curtain harvests energy throughout the day, and powers the inductive soft surface (an everyday object of the home, such as a mat, table runner), which is then used to charge small electronic devices wirelessly. A mobile app allows tracking of solar energy from different Sol-Charge systems throughout the house, as well as controlling the operation of the curtains.