09 Jan '12, 7am

Solar panel cover for the Kindle e-reader

Solar panel cover for the Kindle e-reader

The SolarKindle, weighing just 215 grams, incorporates a flexible, lightweight triple junction amorphous solar panel and is able to provide some level of charging even in the shade. Photo: Earth Techling Using solar energy to provide power for hand-held devices has huge potential and while solar panels embedded in mobile phones might not be much chop (yet) in terms of performance; it seems a new solar cover for the Kindle e-reader delivers. The SolarKindle, weighing just 215 grams, incorporates a flexible, lightweight triple junction amorphous solar panel and is able to provide some level of charging even in the shade. A one hour charge in direct sunlight can provide almost three days worth of reading time according to the company that created the device, SolarFocus Technology. After fully charging the Kindle, the solar panel automatically switches to charge the SolarKindl...

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