Field testing carried out by Nokia has seen that mobile phones may be able to be charged using a solar panel on the back of the device.
Nokia tried to test the viability and ease of solar charging in different parts of the world on a prototype. If people wish to get this phone they may need to recycle their old mobile phone.
The device with a solar panel embedded into its back panel was tested in the Arctic Circle, southern Sweden, Kenya and by a person sailing on the Baltic Sea.
Testers found the solar panel worked best in Kenya as they found in 59 days the phone had gained enough power from the sun for 20 hours of talk time or to be on standby for 41 days.
It was found that the Arctic Circle obtained good results however Nokia stated that the method of carrying the phone around your neck is the not the “most stylish”.
Posted by Peter Robinson