Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen Combine Solar Energy and E-Readers

Press release: Paris, Barcelona, March 2, 2015.

At Mobile World Congress 2015, Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen, a pioneering e-reader maker, will announce the signing of a joint development agreement to marry Wysips® technology to Bookeen e-readers. Their new solar e-reader solution offers consumers unprecedented battery life and hours of uninterrupted reading.

Bookeen and Sun

Battery life is a key challenge in the global market for e-readers (10 million sold in 2014). Thanks to Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen, using the invisible photovoltaic component Wysips®, this problem is about to be a thing of the past.

Longer Autonomy, Less Money

E-readers consume less power than other personal electronic devices. Their e-ink technology uses significantly less energy than other displays (LCD and OLED) because they only draw on the battery to load the page.

With Wysips® components, co-developed by Bookeen and Sunpartner Technologies, the e-readers solution can now recharge their batteries from light energy, whether natural or artificial. Scheduled to reach the market in 2016, this solar-powered product will be the champion of e-reading on the go.

A Shining Partnership

For Ludovic Deblois, CEO of Sunpartner Technologies, “This new partnership with a French Tech pioneer like Bookeen in the e-reader market demonstrates the practical added value of Wysips® for users of mobile and connected devices.”

As for Michael Dahan, co-founder and CEO of Bookeen, “Our partnership with Sunpartner Technologies combines the creativity of two French companies that deliver real innovation to our customers.”

About Sunpartner Technologies

Sunpartner Technologies is a high-tech engineering company specializing in Solar NETs (New Energy Technologies). Since 2008, they’ve been developing the transparent PV component Wysips® that seamlessly integrates into any surface, transforming it into a solar panel. Based in Aix-en-Provence, France and growing worldwide, the company regularly receives awards both for its innovation and from the business community, such as the Nobel Sustainability® Clean Tech Company award in 2013 and Technology Pioneer 2014 from the World Economic Forum.

About Bookeen

Based in Paris, France, Bookeen is the European leader in e-reading solutions. The incomparable quality of its solutions and e-readers have enabled them to develop partnerships with both large chains and independent bookstores, as well as several leading large-scale retailers such as the Brazilian Saraiva group and the Carrefour group for example.

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Contact Presse  Sunpartner Technologies
Marion Chanson
+33 (0)6 15 71 16 76

Contacts Presse Bookeen
Clarisse Lazerges,
+33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06
Jean-François Kitten,
+33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28

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3 Responses to “Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen Combine Solar Energy and E-Readers”

  1. I am looking forward to buy the first solar bookeen reader. Can not wait till 2016!

    Finally ebook readers will use clean energy just as ordinary paper books, which use wood from trees :-)

  2. I do not remember who said: “The best moment it is when we go up stairs.” :)…but one year is long, ok ! :)

  3. […] hatten wir gedacht, dass die von Bookeen im vergangenen Jahr angekündigte Solar-Lösung zu einem Solar-betriebenen eReader führen würde, jetzt also kommt „nur“ ein […]

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