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Nokia shows how you can keep your phone charged, with a solar panel suit

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Nokia shows how you can keep your phone charged, with a solar panel suit
We know, storing energy via solar panels is nothing new. A lot of people still think you need direct sunlight to make them work though. In fact, that is not the case, and new technology is making the solar panels not only more efficient, but more robust, able to withstand abuse.

Nokia’s sustainability initiatives show that not only can you stomp on these panels and expect them to work, but you can also weave them together into a solar suit and keep your phone charged all day long.

Granted, we know wearing “solar armor” is not ideal, and the fashion statement is amusing, if but for a few minutes, but think of the next steps as they think of way to weave solar cells into the fabric of our shirts or jackets.  After all, below in the video, a Lumia 1520 is kept fully charged all day using indoor light.

Soon, putting your smartphone in your pocket may mean more than just stowing it away, it could also be a means for charging it. So, while it is a bit outlandish to think of having to don solar panel suit of armor, it is not out of the realm of possibility that our clothes will someday keep our gadgets charged and ready to go at all times.



source: Nokia (YouTube)

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posted on 08 Apr 2014, 15:51 1

1. UglyFrank (Posts: 340; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


This will have no practical use ever.....

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 15:55 6

2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1200; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


How about a solar panel on the back of your phone. So when you are not using your phone, just put the screen face down to get some charge in the phone :P

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 19:35 1

7. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


That's actually a great idea

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 04:21 1

15. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


There was one phone that had a solar panel on the back...

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 04:28

17. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


The only one I remember is Nokia adding solar panels on a C1-02 as an experiment

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 22:50

13. f1r3z0r (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


sound good but the phone will get over heated

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 18:02 2

3. akki20892 (Posts: 3274; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nokia lumia 1520 is king of battery life.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 18:13 1

4. brrunopt (Posts: 405; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


who is laughing now ? me

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 18:35

5. pwnarena (Posts: 826; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


we're still running april fools' stories these days?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 19:31

6. Killua (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Looks like the tin man.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 19:44 1

9. Diezparda (Posts: 200; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


more like heavy armored samurai

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 19:40 2

8. fireblade (Posts: 634; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


april fool day has passed

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 20:05 2

10. ojdidit84 (Posts: 253; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


A little late for April Fool's aren't we? On the other hand, I'll take one for the upcoming zombie apocalypse.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 20:36

11. downphoenix (Posts: 2269; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


If they give me that solar armor and a Nokia 1520, I'd walk around with it.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 21:06

12. allawi (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Actually, it does work and I am charging my lumia with 3 solar panels and it charge it for 5 hours totally

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 01:59

14. greenlife (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Nokia lumia 1520 keep phone charged will have no practical use ever

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 04:22 1

16. Shteeve (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


I quite like the idea of 'Solar Armour'

Would make me look bitchin' ;)

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 08:35 1

18. linaresx (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


If I had a suit like that I would wire it to shoot repulsor beams out of my palms.

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