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Flexible Solar Panels roll into green AA batteries

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on January 8th, 2009

Soft Solar Battery Concept

Soft Solar Battery Layers

A designer by the name of Wu Jian has come up with a concept for an eco-friendly battery gadget. The Soft Solar Battery is made of several layers of film, including a flexible battery and flexible solar panel. The battery is rolled out flat to charge up in the sun, the level of charge indicated by the small display on the panel.

When you wish to use the flexible battery, you simply roll up the film into a cylinder to use within conventional devices that need a battery. It’s an interesting concept, but I image the film will degrade/peel very quickly. Technical specifications have not been provided, so I get the impression this is merely a concept.

I think that high capacity rechargeable batteries are the (near-term) future, but simply using standardised charging devices as a power source. I don’t think that the Soft Solar Battery is a practical eco-friendly energy source.

Source: Red Dot

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  1. Solar Panels on January 21st, 2009 at 5:27pm

    So other solar panels are not built wirth such layers?

  2. Arthur on February 19th, 2009 at 4:56pm

    WOW! That is an awsome idea. Hopefully this thing comes around. More convenient to use.

  3. Solar panels on July 7th, 2010 at 1:49pm

    Where can I get more information on this product?

  4. Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 7th, 2010 at 11:45pm

    It’s a design concept, not a product – so not available to buy. You can contact the designer via their web page (as indicated in the post), here: http://www.red-dot.sg/concept/porfolio/06/gr/b008solar.htm

    Regards
    Dan