Mobile phones with Solar Energy
Recent advances in nanotechnology have made possible the manufacture of flexible solar cells and low cost.So much so that soon mobile phones or mobile phones may be recharged with solar energy.
According to MIT Technology Review, Scientific Konark Technologies in Lowell, MA, have invented a new form of solar cell which is composed of thin strips of plastic about 10 cm. by 5cm (similar to the videotape) that can convert light into electricity.Joining a few of these strips, you can generate power capable of running a small fan.
So far the solar panels require expensive and complicated silicone.The great advantage of this new technological advance is that the production of this new class of solar film costs much less (less than half) and it is much easier.The manufacturing method is more akin to a printing process that the traditional and highly complex process of producing solar energy.
As new cells weigh less and are more flexible, can be introduced within any type of surface, including laptops and mobile phones.When mixed with paint solar cell car, the sun could be used to recharge the car battery of the future: hybrid cars, which in turn would reduce the amount of fuel consumed by these cars. In the long run even this type of solar cells could cover entire buildings, providing electricity to all its occupants.
It is still unknown whether one days solar cells are efficient enough to compete with other energy sources such as nuclear, wind or coal.But the new type of solar cells means that for the first time this goal is achievable.Time will tell if through this new technological breakthrough, solar power, eventually ending on the existing alternatives.