23 Apr '11, 6pm

Shiny New "Wrap" Turns Any Surface into a Solar Panel:

Shiny New "Wrap" Turns Any Surface into a Solar Panel:

Portable electronics sporting photovoltaic panels aren’t new (heck, I had a solar-powered calculator 25 years ago ), but Wysips is different. Instead of being a traditional, opaque “solar panel”, Wysips’ technology is translucent, allowing light to pass through a semi-cylindrical lens onto thin strips of photovoltaic cells just below it, while also allowing the surface underneath to show through. That “surface underneath” could be a smartphone’s display screen (as shown in the illustrations, below) or the painted body panels of a car. Or truck. Or little red wagon. Or it could just be the bay windows you sit by on a rainy morning to read the news … and that’s the really exciting thing about Wysips: it doesn’t really matter what you put it on

Full article: http://gas2.org/2011/04/23/shiny-new-wrap-turns-any-surfa...

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