Ikea wind-powered lamps are perfect for an Al Gore backyard party

If you want to have a super green outdoor party that even Al Gore or Ed Begley Jr. would be happy to attend, make sure you get yourself some of these new wind-powered pendant lamps from Ikea.

The Solvinden joins the Swedish words "sol" for sun and "vinden" for wind, to give you a hint as to how it works. The turbine shade turns a small generator that charges a battery, which is also connected to a solar cell on the top of the lamp. Then when it's party time, the stored charge in the battery powers the LED bulbs.

Ikea lists the Solvinden for about $30 on its website, although none of their stores appear to have any in stock yet.

Ikea, via TreeHugger

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