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Eco-Products 2008: Sony solar-powered LED lamps
Photo: Jimmy Hsu, Digitimes [Dec 12, 2008]

Sony has presented the development of dye-sensitized solar cells at Japan's Eco-Products 2008. The technology does not require expensive and large-scale production equipment, making it a next-generation solar cell to challenge silicon-based solar cells.

These prototype LED lamps from Sony use panels of dye-sensitized solar cells to power their LEDs. The dye-sensitized cells are cheaper than conventional solar cells and can be dyed in different colors and shades.

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