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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
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