Designer Meidad Marzan has come up with such a product, which can help buildings flaunt their green style using the power of the sun. The designer’s creation, dubbed UrbanTiles, is included with photovoltaic panels that harvest energy during daytime to light up OLEDs after dark.
The two sides of a tile used in the design has photovoltaic panel on one side and OLED on the other side.
The tiles have been designed to be able to rotate and expose one particular side to the outside at a time acting as ‘Window blinds’.
During the day, the photovoltaic panel containing side is exposed to the sunlight. This panel, with the help of sunlight, gets charged and stores energy which will be useful during the night to light up the OLED side.
Similarly, the tiles expose their illuminated OLED sides during night.