solar charging umbrella

Concept study in pencil by Frits Ahlefeldt – See all the hiking Concept sketches here

an umbrella that turns into a solar cell parasol giving shade on hot days

Text and concept sketch by Frits Ahlefeldt.

Umbrellas not only work in rain, but can also give shade on hot days, sheltering hikers from the sun in ways that also makes it possible to have the best wind cooling… I wondered could these umbrella / parasols also be used to power cell phones, gps, cameras and more… and how might we imagine them? I sketched up a few prototypes of solar charging umbrellas for hikers here:

Solar power umbrella types sketches. concept sketch Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Concepts for solar power umbrella types. Sketch by Frits Ahlefeldt.

Keywords: design, energy, resources, power, gadgets, gear, shade, sun protection, hiking, innovation, sketch, pencil, drawing, concept

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