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Apple wins sixth solar power patent


Although Apple is facing criticism regarding its EPEAT registry removal, it's still making environmental strides. Patently Apple reports that Apple has received is sixth solar power-related patent this week. The patent is intriguing, depicting a portable device that has multiple power interfaces, including solar cells. Patently Apple expertly goes through the patent, and a few of the others Apple received. It's worth a read -- especially the one about the simplified anti-theft system.

News about solar power-related patents goes as far back as January 2010, with several patents that year and more in January and August 2011.

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