Thursday, April 05, 2007

Near future is closer

Solar batteries

Near future can show us new way to charge our batteries, just leave them out in the sun. A new European Union (EU) funded research project has designed a flexible polymer battery which recharges when exposed to light.

New battery is slim enough to use it even in mobile phones, flat smart cards. Does it mean that mobile phones could be charged just left out in the sun?

The use of such a battery might be very important, because of still groving demand on portable devices with self-rechargeable power supplies. So we have to wait and see then these solar batteries will hit shops..

The research was published in Solar Energy journal.

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