“IKEA has partnered with Little Sun – the social business co-founded by artist Olafur Eliasson – on small domestic solar panels that store energy to provide light and power, and inspire action on climate change.
Currently in prototype stage, Sammanlänkad comprises a set of solar energy stores and the structures to hold them so that they can function as table and ceiling lights in the home, or be used as charging docks.
The rechargeable energy stores, or batteries, are circular domes about the size of a human hand.
The project intends a solar panel to be hung in a window of a home during daylight hours. This will store energy for use in the evening as a light source, or to charge small electronic devices such as laptops or phones…”