Imagining the future in a solar tent: not as far away as you think

With innovations in solar and wind power spreading throughout the industrialized world, more and more of us will soon have the opportunity to get our own energy from these renewable sources. The US design firm Kaleidoscope has partnered with the UK communications company Orange Communications to develop a prototype solar tent that collects energy from the sun during the day and allows its occupants to charge mobile devices as well as provide light at night.

Here's a video demonstration of the prototype tents from a recent Glastonbury Festival:

Isn't technology amazing? Some people who hate camping might change their tune if they had one of these. While these tents aren't yet available for sale, this is probably just a taste of the amazing innovations that are heading our way. Bring on the future!


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