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French startup develops solar-charging displays


SunPartner uses a technology called Wysips Crystal which involves placing what is known as a photovoltaic layer bonded to micro-lenses on the display. An electronic chip which is able to convert and use the light energy is connected to the display. Such energy charges the photovoltaic layer, as well as the mobile device’s battery.

Various types of displays are supported by the technology, including LCD, OLED, optical screen, bistable, and MEMMS.

Furthermore, the solar-charging innovation will have 90% transparency, which means that it will not interfere with the screen quality or functions on the display. On small devices, the technology also improves the viewing angle.

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