Apple Patent Hints at Solar iPods (AAPL)

Apple’s employees have appliedfor a patent that relates to devices that are powered by onboardtransparent solar cells. Dubbed the Power Management Circuitry andSolar Cells, the patent hints at new PMPs that are powered entirely byrenewable energy.

The patentalso deals with power electronics for managing electricity flow frommultiple solar cells on a single device. And the application outlinesthe methods to ensure that the solar cells will only charge the batterywhere there is sufficient voltage being produced, else the device willdirectly be powered by solar energy.

Via: GreenPacks/CNet



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