British Scientist Puts Solar Cells Behind an OLED Screen; Are Our Battery Woes Soon to be Over?

British Scientist Puts Solar Cells Behind an OLED Screen; Are Our Battery Woes Soon to be Over?

Jan 20, 2012

A British scientist may have figured out just how to cure our pesky battery woes. Or, at least it’s a start. See, he figured out how to put solar energy cells behind an OLED screen in a way that utilizes the space taken by wasted light of these screens. So, the cells in these spaces are instead taking in new energy from the sun, which can be used to power the phone. It’s literally brilliant. With future optimization, it could be something that would potentially be able to supply most of the power for a phone, just from the sun. Of course, there is the whole issue of actually seeing the screens in the sun! Also, it’s ironic that a British researcher came up with it – isn’t it perpetually cloudy there? I mean, when I was hanging out with friends from England at San Diego Comic-Con, they were complaining about the heat, which was about 80 degrees – that’s cold to me! It’s ridiculous. No wonder we rebelled. Maybe if this technology becomes widespread in the future of the phones, we’ll be cool again…

Also, for those of us who spend a lot of time inside, producing fine content for our wonderful and sexy readers, sunlight charging doesn’t really do much.

Source: ExtremeTech