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sharp solar for more than just rooftops

Sharp, a leading manufacturer of solar panels that power homes and businesses across the world is now bringing the same technology to your mobile devices. This week the company announced the a solar panel developed exclusively for mobile devices. The the LR0GC02 solar panel has an output of 300mW (milliwatts) with an efficiency of 13%.

The voltage of the solar panel is 4.5v which is great for charging Lithium-Ion batteries. Since the solar panel has a small footprint of 67.5 x 41.0 x 0.8mm, Sharp had to use semiconductor packaging technologies to keep the solar cell super thin to be compatible with many of our ultra thin mobile devices. Do you think we will see more electronic devices such as cell phones with integrated solar panels?

Author: Deep Patel

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