Solar-powered phones? Nokia says forget about it
1. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
I think that charging the phone is a bit of a reach also but don't give up on it. It would be great to just be able to have your phone drain slower at best. Too get twice the amount out of a battery or more without doing anything but holding it in your hand in the sun or using it outside is great with the amount of juice smartphones use these days. I guess the way that sounds kinetic chargers would work the best if possabile to make those practical. I think having solar or cometic devices built into clothes ( I know it's been done) bit have manufactures like samsung or apple implement them would be great also. Have a nice hat or coat or even a sticky solar cell that is cheap enough if lost would work great.
2. Fernmar (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)
I'm saying why not use a battery and a solar panel to charge the phone like the concept of a calculator instead of only solar. Let the battery give power to the phone when not in sunlight, and let the solar panel give power to the phone when in sunlight.
3. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)
A mobile phone battery needs much more power than a calculator and even if it switches to solar when available, it won't be enough and thats the point of this posting.
4. seanjohnusa91 (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
But when the phone has a solar panel and is sitting idly in the sun it can keep it's battery percentage if not go up one or 2 instead of draining is more of what he means I think. Or at least that's how I envision it. It's simply used to keep charge/slightly extend the life. I'm not expecting a phone that relies on the sun to work or charge fully.
5. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)
I agree sean, problem is... are the little bit of extra energy worth the R&D$$ and based on the picture... size increase of the phone.