LuceSolar panel powered laptop computer

The Luce, Italian for “light”, is a completely wireless laptop computer made of clear polycarbonate and powered by 2 solar panels for continuous charging. One panel is located on the back of the screen and the other underneath the clear keyboard to allow non-stop charging even as the laptop is being used. Recent events like the Japan earthquake (March 11th, 2011) and the nuclear crisis are a wakeup call for product designers to design products that use renewable energy. In this way, even when a disaster strikes, people will still be able to communicate, whether there is electricity or not.

Client:
Fujitsu Design Award 2011