iPhone solar charger Ralf Jurrien : June 11th 2012 - 11:30 CET
Apple iPhone solar charger : Ascent Solar announced a new solar charger for the Apple iPhone 4 / 4S smartphone featuring Ascent’s ultra-light CIGS technology. Branded under Ascent’s new EnerPlex line of consumer products, the iPhone solar charger incorporates the company’s solar cells into a sleek, protective Apple iPhone 4 / 4S case, along with a thin battery. The iPhone solar charger adds minimal weight and size to the iPhone, yet provides significantly improved battery life by harnessing sunlight for electric power. The first product in a forthcoming line of smart phone chargers from Ascent Solar, the EnerPlex iPhone solar charger product is designed specifically for the Apple iPhone.
iPhone solar charger EnerPlex
Ascent Solar’s President and CEO, Victor Lee, said “The EnerPlex iPhone solar charger is the first protective iPhone case to leverage the lightweight qualities and superior aesthetics of our CIGS solar technology. The iPhone solar charger EnerPlex will extend the usage time of iPhone smart phones while preserving the high level of design quality that consumers demand. Apple customers can now incorporate green technology into their everyday life, improving the performance of their smart phone without compromising style.”
Ascent EnerPlex solar charger
Lee continued, “The growth of the smartphone market has been tremendous and is expected to continue for several years. Apple has sold over 175 million iPhone smartphones. Samsung is introducing new products in a competitive market where the number of smart phones in use globally is expected to reach 1 billion in the next 4 years. 144 million smartphones were sold globally in the first quarter of this year alone. Ascent EnerPlex solar charger is focused on providing millions of smartphone customers with a product that prolongs battery life, increases mobility and allows them to be ‘green’, all without adding significant size or weight to the phone.”
Apple iPhone solar charger
Working with strategic partners, including China-based TFG Radiant Investment Group Ltd, the company plans to ship the EnerPlex iPhone solar charger to customers and partners in Asia within weeks. Ascent’s partners have already begun receiving purchase orders for this product for shipments beginning in the third quarter. Global shipments will follow in the fourth calendar quarter of this year.