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Researchers Develop Thin Solar Film for Mobile Devices, Windows

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Elizabeth M
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Re: TOPV the DNA of a green world
Elizabeth M   8/22/2013 10:11:33 AM
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That's a good goal, TOPV--as you say, this has the potential to provide power for buildings in an unprecedented way and could save people a lot of money. The potential for mobile devices is relevant as well, but I think the larger scale is where the real value is. Good luck with the project and getting the technology to market.

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TOPV the DNA of a green world
Info @ EFL TECH   8/22/2013 12:26:46 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, the TOPV transparent organic photovoltaics , that we are heavily involved with under licence with UCLA , has made great progress over the last 12 months, still challenges to bring to Market , but we well funded, and see the next generation cell phones to self charge using the Technology, but our goal is TOPV glass, to help power homes and offices around the world through light., clean green and affordable glass.will solve many of our energy needs in the near future .transparent glass that generates enough electricity to power a building is a game changer .we see it as the DNA of a green world

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Re: New thought
Pubudu   8/21/2013 3:40:39 AM
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@ Mydesign, I do believe that everything has a life time, Evan for the solar panel, so for the batteries.

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Re: New thought
mrdon   8/20/2013 10:00:06 PM
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Mydesign,

I agree. This solar panel design would be great for wearable devices because of its small size. Imagine being able to have a wearable device where batteries would never have to be replace. Makes good design since.

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Re: windows better than cell phoes
Elizabeth M   8/20/2013 7:33:44 AM
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Thanks for your comment, Ralphy Boy. I am amazed you could've survived without a mobile phone for any long length of time, though I suppose it would be refreshing. Yes, they still take a long time to charge, but there are a number of efforts to improve battery life and recharging times for mobile devices, work that I have written about here on this site. In particular work around lithium-ion designs seem to be the way forward. Energy-harvesting technology could be a good option for charging and power in the future, but that seems to be a bit of time away. Good luck with your phone!

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Re: Battery Drain
Elizabeth M   8/20/2013 7:26:49 AM
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I am imagining that one day one of these energy-harvesting systems will be strong enough to power a mobile phone, whether they harvest from solar, vibration, the heat of human touch--whatever! It seems like this technology is progressing quite fast so someone far more intelligent than me can come up with something soon.

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Re: New thought
Elizabeth M   8/20/2013 6:59:21 AM
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I agree, that is a great idea, Mydesign and Pubudu, and it's probably not so far off in the future as we think. Wearable solar panels as well as energy-harvesting clothes are definitely the way of the future.

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Mydesign   8/20/2013 1:00:44 AM
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"Near future we will have the wearable solar panels which will charge the smart phone or the tablet etc while on the walk without having any appearance issue at all. "

Pubudu, that's a great idea. For wearable devices, obliviously there should be some source to derive power and if that source is solar energy, that's great.

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Mydesign   8/20/2013 12:58:05 AM
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"It would be great also if it could actually mean a battery-less mobile phone, but that would probably be way far off in the future. Or maybe not, seeing as how fast technology moves these days!"

Elizabeth, battery less mobile, then what's the source of power

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Re: Relentless innovation
Ann R. Thryft   8/19/2013 6:32:19 PM
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Hey Brian, there's no video link. Can you try again? I bet I'm not the only one who'd like to see it. Thanks.

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