That's Why Phones Still Don't Have Solar Panels



Smartphones are one of the greatest things to happen to humanity. You’ve got a palm-sized computer with you at all times! …Also making them one of the most annoying things ever! You know, that computer requires power, so you constantly have to charge the thing. So, why don’t we just make smartphones solar-powered?

It seems like a great idea in the making! The limited time you can use your phone without plugging it into a socket can cause a whole slew of problems. As for the sun, it’s always there, it’s an endless source of energy, AND people already use it to charge batteries! But with smartphones, it’s not as simple as it may seem…

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TIMESTAMPS:
The heat can cause a fire! 1:15
Where solar panels could be installed? 2:00
What about solar-powered calculators? 2:52
The weather matters too 3:39
But there used to be phones powered by the sun! 4:12
Wonder-film 6:05

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SUMMARY:
– Modern phones are vulnerable to extreme temperatures, especially when they’re scorching.
– Smartphones start to strain as soon as the temperature reaches 95°F. They get warmer and warmer, and all the electronics they’re packed with eventually become overheated.
– The heat from the sun can lead to battery leakage, which can cause a fire!
– Another problem with solar panels is deciding where to install them.
– Calculators don’t need nearly as much power as your cell phone does. They don’t transmit tons of data, take pictures and videos, or make calls.
– The ideal conditions for charging your solar-powered phone would be a clear sky and bright sun shining directly on the panel.
– Still, lots of manufacturers are looking for ways to make solar batteries work for cell phones.
– In short, any company that’s tried to come up with a functioning solar-powered phone encountered the same problems.
– And even if the whole phone was covered in solar panels, this would still fail to make your device work for as long as electrical charging does.
– Still, producers haven’t lost hope, and they keep upgrading solar-powered phones.
– They’ve now invented a special film that changes light into electricity. This see-through film could be installed in smartphones between the display and touch screen.
– Light could pass through it, and it would collect energy from the sun’s ultraviolet and infrared radiation.
– You wouldn’t even notice that your phone is charging, AND you could carry it anywhere while it does!

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46 comments

  1. You're throwing the baby with the hut tub! Of course there's over-heating issues, but that's solvable if you use a cell-cover like most people do, thus only exposing the panels during emergencies. You're dismissing an incredible feature for one of the most important uses-cases: no power left, no charger, and at the worst time. Imagine if you're in the desert…

  2. Samsung hizo un celular que tiene una camara detras de la pantalla para las selfies, por que no poner en el resto del area un panel solar y recuperar la luz que emite la propia pantalla cuando estas usando el celular.

  3. It's time nowadays to improve cellphones battery no more Ion li-po the world is getting worst maybe a solar mini panel to use it as a bank of energy to recharge the mobile and that thin film looks awesome.

  4. Yeah right the reason is because they wont make much money on chargers because there are many ways you can shut off the solar charge if they structure it correctly. They can do bother charging port and solar charge

  5. Eventually this will breakthrough. People at one time though man couldn’t fly. But people from just about every country has been represented in space

  6. in every problem, there is a solution sooner or later solar-powered smartphone will be a trend just like waterproof phones made and started by Sony. the company that will solve this problem will be the next trillionaire company, Apple and Samsung and others will be out of business when this happens just like Nokia before them. Mark my word this will come true. 🙂

  7. Another material limestone they should try using limestone for the phone's cover Case limestone always stays cold and always has fire insulation proof

  8. Okay but why can't you have a phone that charges off a cable and also has solar film inside/panels on the back? Worst case you'll have to modify your clothes to have a clear pocket where you can store your phone when you're not using it so it charges while not in use

    Obviously the technology isn't there yet but with these additions I think a phone's battery life will be longer in the long run

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  10. well why not just put solars on your house or windmills and plug it to you high battery capacity power bank when it is full battery

  11. Ah this guy is nah sayer course it can be done and has been done I'm sure they can overcome the problems and make them work properly ……My favourite expression ….."they said it couldn't be done so I went ahead and did it anyway" !!!!

  12. I have a solar panel at home(100W) with a USB outlet that I use to charge my phone sometimes. And it charges it with no problem at all.

  13. There is other ways to use solar panels to charge your phone and produce power to your home lights , well they have to give you greater output to be store cause if you do straight solar and drop that power I’ll be useless so you got to modify or convert . Don’t forget you can use power bank hehe. I purchase once a phone power bank and case that had a solar mini panel but lets be realistic it won’t work and at that size it’s useless I’ll take months to charge those banks and then use that power . But great illustration the chemistry in our 20th century phone is newer and needs to be controlled and calculated . Remember the Samsung s7 was exploding due to the making of that battery which was dangerous. One way to charge your phone free is going to your friends house or car and get that free charge 😜 or a public library 😮🤔😲

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