Soaking up the sun’s rays

By CSIRO

10 July 2014

1 minute read

Ever dreamt of charging your phone on the fly? Or thought about how the plants outside your house could power your home? Imagination could become reality thanks to Dr Scott Watkins and the clever folks in our flexible electronics team who are creating new ways to soak up and store the sun’s rays.

Watch this video to discover how photovoltaic cells could turn every surface – from your jacket to your car door to your rooftop – into a source of energy.

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This post originally appeared on GE Reports

Want to know more? This solar energy project has been made possible by the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC), which is a partnership between CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Learn more here.