One of my favorite subjects on this blog is portable solar power gadgets like this solar powered iPad charger.
These days, power-hungry devices like cell phones, computers, cameras and mP3 players can all be re-charged with free solar power. With embedded solar cells, these gadgets can absorb solar energy and convert it to immediate use, without having to find an outlet to plug into.
UK solar technology developer G24i has developed solar cells that can work on indoor light alone. This means that, not only can you recharge portable devices with sunlight, but also by exposure to florescent, incandescent or LED lights. All without looking for an outlet!
Logitech’s President Bracken Darrell commented that the development, “signals the future of small electronics.” Similarly, G24i’s chairman, Bob Hertzberg, who in an interview with clean-tech website businessgreen.com said that the incorporation of the solar cells, which generate a “trickle charge” from indoor light, was an extremely significant step forward.
With powerful small electronics like tablet computers, smart phones, cameras, etc., these battery draining devices can enjoy extended life via trickle-charging with solar power and indoor lights.