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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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Mr. Roboto

Apr 23, 2007, 4:31 PM

Good Idea

This sounds like a great idea, but I'm somewhat of a conspiracy theorist, when it comes to things like this. I just highly doubt it would make it to market.
I get that feeling as well, its so simple i wonder why it wasnt thought up years ago! Im not counting on it but it would be cool!

Apr 23, 2007, 5:33 PM

So, let's see...

Built by Motorola, so chances of this technology being buggy and downright unworkable are pretty high.

And who leaves their cellphones outside in the sun?
Motorola Razr V3Sun, here we come. Kill me if I ever have to sell one of those ...

Apr 24, 2007, 11:24 AM

never gunna happen

there was a report about a year ago about chargeing your phone in water and never happened

Apr 24, 2007, 11:15 AM

Motorola Batteries

Sweet, now the lifetime of Motorola batteries can die quicker that they already do! This is not a good idea.

Apr 24, 2007, 10:21 AM


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