Sharp announces Worlds thinnest Solar Module for Mobile Devices
Sharp 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. This newly developed Sharp 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 electrode pattern on the cell surface can be formed to meet the requirements of device manufacturers, leading to increased design flexibility for mobile devices.
Solar (photovoltaic) power generation is drawing attention worldwide as environmentally friendly clean energy, and is expected to see widespread use not only for residential use, but also to power mobile devices. A sample of Sharp LR0GC02 Solar Module for Mobile Devices is available for approximately 3,000 yen ($31) and mass production will start from July 10, 2009.Monthly production capacity is 100,000 units