The concept isn't difficult, the design ain't nothing fancy, and we're sure the "I totally had that idea first" bystanders are numerous, but all the same we've gotta give Maria Hamprecht props for her simplistic SW° Solar Lamp. The cute little bit of furniture sits in a window and soaks up sunlight all day with its solar panels, to be dispersed as electric light at night. No plugs or clunky attachments needed. Unfortunately, there's no indication this lamp is much more than a working prototype at the moment, but hopefully Maria will sell out to The Man before too terribly long and get these things produced, with a $20 Wal-Mart version soon to follow.

[Via Inhabitat]

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