New solar cell technology could ditch batteries in gadgets for good by harvesting ambient room light

A new solar cell technology designed to recharge devices such as remote controls by harvesting ambient indoor light was just unveiled. 

The technology was showcased by California-based Ambient Photonics at CES 2024, with the startup also partnering with Google to incorporate the technology into a new consumer product, which it hasn’t yet revealed. They plan to launch it at some point in 2024, company representatives announced at the show. 


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