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News: Sunglasses can generate energy

A sunglasses uses organic solar panels in lens to produce electrical energy.

Source: Inovação tecnológica (Translated to English)

For this they got organic cells, which are flexibles and transparent, and cover glasses’s lens. The energy generated showed enough to feed a microprocessor and two small graphic screens.

Given the research’s focus, the solar glasses does not have any functionality to virtual reality, augmented or something like. Instead the collected energy by organic solar cells is used to measure and show solar illumination intensity and environment temperature in form of graphic bars. All the electronic set has 1,6mm thickness, weight 6 g and fit entirely in the glasses’s arm. Two lens generate about 400mW of energy.

it is safe to assume that in electronics, everything inorganic will go to the organic domain. We already have organic leds, organic semiconductors, organic screen, organic lasers, etc. Looks like these panels have the same working principle of rigid transparent solar cells, I will write a post about this subject.

In the close future, we can have cellphones, tablets and PCs rechargeable only pointing their screens to a light, dismissing rechargers. To know about opaques and inorganic solar panels, click in these buttons:

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2 thoughts on “News: Sunglasses can generate energy

  1. What advancements have been made in the field of electronics that suggest a shift from inorganic to organic materials? Could you explain how organic LEDs, semiconductors, screens, and lasers differ from their inorganic counterparts? Additionally, could you elaborate on the working principle of rigid transparent solar cells and their similarities to organic panels?
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