Prototype Sony lampshade steals own lightbulb's energy back

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Sony's dye-sensitized solar cells will first see life as light: a desk lamp, to be precise.

The Hana-Akari fixture is made up of panels that mimick photosynthesis, storing energy in a low-cost, thin membrane that will be easy to manufacture. Commercial applications are expected to be a "potentially significant contributor" to the feasibility of renewable energy policies.

No release date was given at the demonstration, which took place at an eco-products conference in Japan this morning.

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Sony, using dye-sensitized solar lighting equipment "Hana-Akari" [PC Watch]

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