The Delft University of Technology realizes that sustainability doesn't sell itself. With a solar-powered mouse, they are testing whether renewable energy products, with higher functionality and a touch of design, can encourage users to adopt modern and consistently sustainable conduct.
Recently, Minister Cramer of the Ministry for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment took part in a user trial of the world's first exclusively photovoltaic-powered (PV) computer mouse. The trial should demonstrate whether the mouse, named Sole Mio, can be fully charged during busy daily activities.
Accordingly, its success depends on a lot of factors, including the willingness of the user to adapt his behaviour to favourable light conditions by regularly charging the unit with daylight from the window, and the computer usage pattern. We are hoping for good charging results, since most design works get that extra push after sunset.