Gallery: NREL Develops Super Efficient Robots That Build Better Solar C...


It might be time to welcome our robot overlords to the green tech revolution. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a jukebox-like robot that can grow and analyze solar cells in nearly record time. In just 35 minutes, one of NREL’s ‘bots can build a semi-conductor on a six inch square plate of flexible metal, glass, or plastic. And that’s not all — the robot can also measure light absorption, spot glitches, and prepare plates for production.

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