Gallery: New Printable Cling-Film Solar Cells are Cheap and Easy to Pro...

 

Researchers in the UK have discovered a new process that could create inexpensive, mass-produced solar devices by printing a thin layer of plastic polymer photovoltaic cells over a cling-like film. The technique results in an efficient structure for generating solar energy without much effort – traditional silicon solar cells rely upon the creation of intricate nano-structures that require lots of time and money to develop.

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  1. belric2928 July 11, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I would like to know when this technology might be available to the general public. I hope that iot is provided at a price that everyone can afford. This sounds like an excellent boost to the eco-system.

  2. caeman July 5, 2011 at 10:45 am

    So, we are closer to every roof in America being a solar-voltaic collector? And by this, I mean even at a price that the low income can afford, not the rich, and not requiring gov’t subsidies.

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