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Wednesday, June 20, 2021

My hope for an alternative to today’s lacking portable-device batteries is getting another boost. A Chinese company, HiTech Wealth, has rolled out a cellphone — the S116 — sporting solar panels for longer-lasting operating time.

It’s not fully reliant upon sunlight just yet:

The panels trickle-charge the battery in any amount of light, including indoors (or even by candlelight), and the battery life is 2.5 times longer than it would be without the panels. An hour of direct sunlight will give users 40 extra minutes of talk time.

But hey, it’s a start. I’m looking forward to seeing this approach become mainstream over the next five years. Anything to extend the limited energy sources we now have to settle for.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 06/20/2007 08:36:08 PM
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