Kaleidoscope has designed a new camping tent that will use solar panels to power all your electronic needs. From the looks of it the tent will be too heavy for regular hiking/camping trips but could be a great option for a base camp setup. Here is some more info on the Orange Solar Tent from Kaleidoscope’s website.
Orange Solar Tent
Solar gear design
Kaleidoscope leveraged knowledge from the consumer goods and emerging technology markets to create an innovative Orange Solar Tent product design concept. The annual Glastonbury music festival draws crowds from around the world to celebrate performing arts, the great outdoors and worthy causes. To address the on-site power needs of Glastonbury’s eco-conscious campers, Kaleidoscope teamed up with Orange—one of the world’s leading telecommunication providers.
By combining solar power and camping systems, we designed earth-friendly solutions that allowed festivalgoers to power their mobile phones, camping gadgets and other electronic devices.
To develop and enhance the solar tent concept, we conducted thorough research into emerging energy and communications technologies. This research allowed us to showcase Orange Mobile’s enormous potential as a future innovator in the burgeoning field of creative energy solutions.
The concept garnered significant press for both Orange and the Glastonbury music festival, including mentions in CNet, Engadget, Gizmodo, Treehugger and IGN.
This product is not currently available for sale. Please stay tuned on KickStarter fall of 2014