Solar Power for Portable Device
Scientists work to use solar power for portable device
A group of Australian scientists has announced, after seven years of work, that we may soon have solar cells on our mobile electronic devices.
Rasit Turan, a scientist involved in similar research in Turkey, said organic solar cells may be used soon for casual clothes, military uniforms, and mobile devices such as tablets, mobile phones and laptops.
The Australian scientists have been working over the past seven years on printable solar cells. The scientists come from three institutions -- the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.
According to a statement from the Commonwealth scientific organization, solar cells may directly be printable onto plastic, and will produce electricity for laptops, phones and tablets by collecting energy from the sun.
An organic solar cell or plastic solar cell uses organic electronics, a branch of electronics that deals with conductive small organic molecules, for light absorption and charge transport to produce electricity from sunlight by the photovoltaic effect
Source: world bulletin
19-09-2014 04:50 PM