The partnership binds GE with Power Paper, an Israeli company who's ink-based batteries could light OLEDs in nearly any setting. This collaboration will run for a year, and aims to both create the first generation of this technology, and get started on second generation applications.
As you know, the quest for ever-thinner batteries is being pursued by a number of research groups, including the Stanford researchers we covered last week who have devised a way to make batteries out of actual sheets of paper by coating it in nanotube ink.
GE already imagines lighting a tent without the use of a generator, but I'm thinking bigger. Anyone in the mood for a portable, self-powered flat-screen TV you can roll up like a poster?