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Motorola Patents LCD with Built-In Solar Cell

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Apr 23, 2007, 4:03 PM   by (staff)
updated Nov 11, 2007, 11:24 PM

Motorola recently patented technology that combines a solar cell with the LCD screen of a mobile phone. The solar cells are essentially a thin film called transparent conductive oxides that resides on top of the LCD, collects energy, and passes it to the battery. In theory, the technology would allow cell phones to charge whenever their LCDs are exposed to sunlight. According to Motorola's patent information, black LCDs with a 75% let-through rate work best with the technology.

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Good Idea Mr. Roboto Apr 23, 2007, 4:31 PM
So, let's see... muchdrama Apr 23, 2007, 5:33 PM
never gunna happen Jonathanlc2005 Apr 24, 2007, 11:24 AM
Motorola Batteries crxtreme89 Apr 24, 2007, 11:15 AM
STOP WINING AND COMPLAINING! denzillion Apr 24, 2007, 10:21 AM
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