Wysips Solar Film for Smartphones


It’s not just a Powermat killer. It could potentially kill all chargers for mobile gadgets. Tonight we had a chance to get a demo of Wysips breakthrough technology, which layers a thin, transparent photovoltaic film on top of a phone’s display. This film captures solar energy–or even energy from a nearby light source–so you don’t have to hunt for an outlet by the middle of the day. Maybe not ever again.

According to Wysips it will take six hours of sunlight to completely charge a typical mobile phone battery. Larger batteries in power-hungry smartphones will most likely take longer. I wonder if size can be scaled. I’d like to see Wysip solar films on notebook PCs, too. So when? In about 12 months.