May be you’ve heard of solar chargers available in the market. Well, how about super thin solar paper? A company called YOLK developed a solar paper charger that they claim is the lightest and thinnest solar charger to date. The panel is about the size of an iPhone 6 and could charge that gadget in only 2.5 hours in full sun, which is about half the time as many other solar chargers and similar to a wall charger. It can fit inside a paperback book or notebook and it’s only 1.5 millimeters thick, which is about the thickness of a stick of gum and weighs in at a slight 120 grams.
The new charger is modular, starting as a 2.5W single-unit charger, but by adding units can be had as a 5W, 7.5W or 10W charger. The panels snap together magnetically, so it’s easy to scale up or down depending on your needs. The magnetic sides also give the charger the ability to stick to metal surfaces for positioning outdoors. The panel features a USB port for connecting your gadgets and also has an LCD screen that shows the exact load current (the amount of electrical current passed from a power source to the device that is receiving the power) that the charger is generating. That way, you know how it’s performing in different weather conditions. YOLK plans to launch the solar papers in September of this year.