The age of solar energy is upon us. Last year alone, we witnessed solar energy prices drop lower than that of coal. As we move along into 2017, how might this ever-expanding industry continue moving along its own current of change.
To answer this question, Serious Wonder‘s Gray Scott made his way to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) and spoke to Sungun Chang, designer and CEO of solar startup company Yolk. Their specialty: developing paper-thin solar panels for electronic devices.
“Each panel can be connected with magnets,” said Chang. “So users can adjust the power output according to the device requirements.”
By using three connected solar panels, you would be able to fully charge an iPhone 7 on a sunny day at the same rate as that of a wall plugin. If you want to charge a tablet device, say an iPad, then you would need four connected solar panels. And as shown in the video provided by Gray, you can easily attach the panels onto a backpack for easy outdoors mobility.