Sharp Introduces New Solar Module for Mobile Devices

May 26, 2009

Sharp Corporation has developed and will introduce into the global market the new LR0GC02 Solar Module for Mobile Devices that features a thickness of 0.8 mm, the industry's thinnest level.

Solar (photovoltaic) power generation is drawing attention worldwide as environmentally friendly , and is expected to see widespread use not only for residential use, but also to power mobile devices.

This newly developed solar module makes effective use of compact semiconductor packaging technology to achieve a thickness of just 0.8 mm, the thinnest level in the industry. The solar cells that make up the module are based on polycrystalline silicon and deliver a maximum power of 300 mW, and as an auxiliary power source for mobile devices, will contribute to saving energy. In addition, the pattern on the cell surface can be formed to meet the requirements of device manufacturers, leading to increased design flexibility for .

Major Features:

1. Makes effective use of compact semiconductor packaging technology to achieve a thickness of just 0.8 mm, the industry’s thinnest level.
2. Solar cells use polycrystalline silicon, and deliver a maximum power of 300 mW.
3. Electrode pattern can be formed on the cell surface to meet the requirements of the device manufacturer, enabling the creation of modules with original designs.

Source: Sharp

Explore further: Sharp to Introduce Industry’s Thinnest 110,000-Pixel CMOS Camera Module

Related Stories

Sharp Unveils Solar-Powered TV

July 4, 2008

For the 1.6 billion people living in areas without utility-supplied electricity, Sharp has designed a TV that can get 100% of its power from the sun. The company plans to exhibit the 26-inch LCD prototype at the Hokkaido ...

Recommended for you

Microsoft aims at Apple with high-end PCs, 3D software

October 26, 2016

Microsoft launched a new consumer offensive Wednesday, unveiling a high-end computer that challenges the Apple iMac along with an updated Windows operating system that showcases three-dimensional content and "mixed reality."

Making it easier to collaborate on code

October 26, 2016

Git is an open-source system with a polarizing reputation among programmers. It's a powerful tool to help developers track changes to code, but many view it as prohibitively difficult to use.

Dutch unveil giant vacuum to clean outside air

October 25, 2016

Dutch inventors Tuesday unveiled what they called the world's first giant outside air vacuum cleaner—a large purifying system intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.