Gallery: New Bio-Solar Panels Are Made from Cotton and Castor Beans

 

A new type of solar panel component, developed by California-based solar company BioSolar, is made from a material derived from cotton and castor beans. Called BioSolar Backsheets, these products are non-toxic, more durable and less expensive to make than their petroleum-based counterparts. Bio-based solar backsheets won USDA BioPreferred Certification and are now available for commercial purchase.

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  1. DenzilDragon March 14, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I’m guessing they’re made from GM cotton though.

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