See Through Power

Monday 4th March 2013

How great it would be to never have to worry about having to charge up your iPad, or about finding a power outlet on the move. Solar chargers are available, but not always the most convenient way to charge your tablet.

Now a start-up, Ubiquitous Energy, looks to provide continual energy for your device by developing transparent solar cells that could be integrated into the layers of your iPad or android tablet, or in many others devices.

The Ubiquitous Energy solution goes beyond traditional cells, which collect energy from the ultraviolet and visible regions of light. They have tweaked their system to generate energy from infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths.

Ubiquitous Energy solar cells are made from organic layers, placed on top of glass or film, a transparent and malleable medium.

The development is exciting for what it will be able to accomplish and the applications for which it can be used, but it is yet to be given a launch date and price.

Picture - iPad By Robert Scoble [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Categories: General, Renewable, Reviews, Technology

Monday 4th March 2013

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