More solar-powered mobile devices in the future? Sharp starts rolling out its mini solar panel worldwide


It was just a matter of time, but frankly speaking, I am amazed at how fast Sharp makes its mini solar panel (67.5 x 41.0 x 0.8 mm) available to manufacturers worldwide [link in English]. After all, the company’s solar-powered cell phone that uses the so-called LR0GC02, isn’t even on sale yet (not even in Japan where sales start next month).

Sharp claims its solar module boasts a thickness of 0.8mm, which makes it the thinnest in the industry. The module produces a maximum power of 300 mW. Mass production starts as early as June 10, with Sharp aiming at putting out 100,000 units monthly.