[Patents] The next generation MacBook can run “from the sun” 15




California is always sunny. And manufacturers seeking to extract the maximum benefit from this. At least, Apple seeks. Today it has become aware of a new patent, which the company has received, and that describes the technology that allows fuel “MacBook” from the sun.

The document describes a laptop display, to the rear (outer) side of the photovoltaic elements is arranged. display may be made ​​of ceramic, metal or plastic, although Apple and proposes to use the electrochromic glass capable of transmitting light therethrough when it is necessary or block if necessary (variable transparency would “serve” light to the photocells on request).



In any case, whatever was used as a base material for a new type of display, solar panels can produce from 100 mW to 1 W of power. This will be enough to recharge the MacBook, or for its nutrition, experts predict Apple.

According to the patent, the manufacturer also plans to divide the rear panel of the screen into sections – part of the surface will be allocated to “store” solar cells, part accomodate a second display, and some – a sensor for data entry.

It is worth noting that in itself a patent for the technology does not guarantee that tomorrow parks filled faces basking in the sun laptops. Probably the introduction of the development will take years. At the same time, the chances of the emergence of “light-loving» MacBook high: web repeatedly appeared data on the interest of the company to the energy of the sun .

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