The Solar Powered Mobile Phone sounds as if it will solve a whole heap of problems. Just think about permanently switched on cell phone communications. No wait, maybe that’s not such a good idea after all.
Solar cell technology also lends itself to use in modern mobile devices, as demonstrated by the solar-powered mobile phone introduced by researchers at the ISE, which achieves a module efficiency rate of 20 percent using device-integrated, high-efficiency solar cells. This technology will enable unlimited standby times, meaning the phone can always stay powered on. A solar-powered PDA would also be capable of operating self-sufficiently.