DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES IN MOBILE PRODUCTS
The amount of (consumer) products that consume electricity is still increasing rapidly. Emerging technologies in the field of renewable energy, such as small fuel cells, flexible photo-voltaic solar cells and human power are promising new solutions for sustainable energy sources. As renewable energy sources develop and become smaller and more flexible, possibilities of integrating them into the product design have emerged. However, until recently, renewable energy technologies have been more or less „pasted” upon the products instead of being integrated into the design of the product. The newly developed PowerQuest tool supports designers in selecting and integrating renewable energy technologies into product designs.