Bookeen will release this summer, the first cover that recharges e-books thanks to invisible solar cells, in partnership with SunPartner

Press Release: Paris, Barcelona February 22nd 2016

At Mobile World Congress 2016, Bookeen and SunPartner Technologies, announce, for this summer the launch of the first solar cover for e-books using the Wysips Graphics® technology. This new technology provides a new advantage for e-reading, an unprecedented battery life and hours of uninterrupted reading.
Bookeen Solar Cover for Cybook Ocean

Freely, and with style!

Bookeen will release this summer in Europe, an innovating cover for e-books embedding invisible solar cells. This major innovation will give even more freedom to readers in terms of mobility, to live without restraints, the pleasure of reading. The anxiety of lacking power before finishing your chapter is over. At the beach, in a park, during transportation, it is now possible to recharge your e-book as simple as that, without noticing.

As a matter of fact, this new useful disposal will be very elegant, as the solar cells will be covered by a harmonious pattern.

A lasting innovation!

Users are looking for efficient solutions for their electrical devices’ battery life, and favoring clean energies such as solar power.

How it works?

On this innovative product, the cover’s 125cm2 protection is composed of a printed optical network combined with solar modules enabling to recharge the e-book thanks to photovoltaic effect (production of electricity thanks to a light source). A reader that would expose outside their cover during an hour in good light conditions (25 000 lux and more) would give an adding day in battery autonomy for their e-book.

A #FrenchTech partnership

By using Wysips Graphics® technology, Bookeen will provide early summer 2016 a cover for their Cybook Ocean e-book before being extended to other devices from the pioneer brand in e-reading.

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

As for Michael Dahan, co-founder and CEO of Bookeen, ” This new cover for the Cybook Ocean has an invisible charging mechanism making your product almost autonomous. The product recharges itself without you noticing it. We benefit from the very weak energy consumption of our e-books and of the SunPartner technology, for this world premiere”.

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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Press Contacts


Clarisse Lazerges, +33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06

Jean-François Kitten, +33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28

SunPartner Technologies

Marion Chanson +33 (0) 6 15 71 16 76

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