Solar Powered Displays

Every so often I run across an article about research or sometime even some company looking to embed solar panels into display technology. The idea sounds neat, even useful… until you give it another look.

Wouldn't it be AWESOME to have the screen on your mobile phone/iPhone/laptop acting as a solar panel and charging the battery?!

I don't know about you, but the last thing I'm going to do with an expensive piece of technology that already has issues with cooling itself down is.. LEAVE IT OUT IN THE SUN.

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  1. unlikelymoose said,

    i don't get it. how often does someone have their cell phone exposed to sun light? Don't most people carry around their phones in their pocket, bag or purse. Am I missing out on the crowd that prefers to carry their phones on their shoulders or their heads?

    June 18, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

  2. sparx said,

    Maybe that's the plan… to start that as the new trend.
    "You're not cool unless you have the new iHeadmountedDevice!"

    June 18, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

  3. spudart said,

    If you made a paper airplane out of a metal sheet, would it fly? Big metal airplanes can fly, wouldn't a smaller lighter one be able to flly too? This is totally blogworthy. I might make it into a blog post on

    June 29, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

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