There’s a lot of mystery surrounding smartphones and their batteries. No one really knows how long to charge phones for – or whether it’s bad to leave it going overnight. However, someone has managed to do the maths on how much of your energy bill will be spent on charging for the average iPhone user. Digital Spy reports:
“There’s no fear of adding a significant chunk to the iPhone’s already lofty asking price just to keep it running. You can actually keep your iPhone charged for a year for less than £1. A lot less. We sh*t you not.”
Less than £1! Advanced lithium battery technology is to thank here. Don’t take our word for it, check out the maths in Digital Spy’s article. It’s easy to forget just how far efficient energy storage can take us.
2016 saw the UK’s first Tesla powerwall installed. This chunky battery aims to “revolutionise UK energy market by enabling people to store excess energy generated from rooftop solar panels.” As we move forwards into the new year – with our cheaply charging phones – expect energy storage to be at the forefront of futurology reportage.