Posts tagged: Nokia

Finland to switch on major solar power facility next year

Finland’s southwestern city of Salo has just completed the country’s largest solar power farm, designed to power the Astrum business centre. The plant is one of just a few solar energy facilities in the country. Finland’s largest solar energy plant is set to power on next year in the southwestern city of Salo, which has […]

Finland to switch on major solar power facility next year

Finland’s southwestern city of Salo has just completed the country’s largest solar power farm, designed to power the Astrum business centre. The plant is one of just a few solar energy facilities in the country. Finland’s largest solar energy plant is set to power on next year in the southwestern city of Salo, which has […]

Sharp creates solar cell with 44 per cent conversion efficiency

The record for the world’s highest efficiency concentrating conversion solar cell has been broken by Sharp Corporation. The Japanese electronics company achieved a solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4 per cent using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. Sharp’s compound solar cells utilise solar absorption layers made from compounds of multiple elements, to make the […]

Firm bets solar phone screens will be the answer to slow-moving battery tech

Regular readers of ExtremeTech know that battery tech always seems to be standing just at the base of a mountain of progress, but can never quite start the climb. There are always new advancements, but never ones that seem like they’ll be put into consumer products anytime soon. So, it may be time to look […]

Is Nokia Working on a Solar-Powered Phone?

Technology in smartphones continues to improve, but at the cost of battery life. Multi-core CPUs, AMOLED screens, displays between four and five inches across, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and worst of all, LTE are all killing any progress made in battery technology. Not making things any easier is this trend toward inaccessible batteries (thank you, Apple). […]