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

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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18 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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

7. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

That's actually a great idea

15. AppleHateBoy unregistered

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

17. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

13. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

sound good but the phone will get over heated

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia lumia 1520 is king of battery life.

4. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

who is laughing now ? me

5. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

6. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Looks like the tin man.

9. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

more like heavy armored samurai

8. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

april fool day has passed

10. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

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

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

12. allawi

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

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

14. greenlife

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

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

16. Shteeve

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I quite like the idea of 'Solar Armour' Would make me look bitchin' ;)

18. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

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

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