Energy use can sometimes be wasteful, costly, and bad for the environment. But when people think outside the box and produce new, smart and innovative designs, power can be a lot more efficient all around.
Here are 5 examples of energy-efficient designs that save either money, reliance on fossil fuel, or both.
The Solar Station
CityCharge, a product developed jointly by Bryant Park Corporation, Green Barrel Energy Inc, and NYC solar company Landscapeforms, harnesses the power of the sun in the form of solar charging stations, where anyone can sit and charge their devices.
The Gravity Light
Solar energy is great, but what if you’ve got no light or batteries (like many people in developing nations)? The Gravity Light is a design that uses the slow descent of a weighted bag to generate bright light for 20 minutes at a time.