Gallery: Stanford Scientists Create the World’s First Peel-and-Stick So...


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Instead of rigid, cumbersome flat solar panels, you could soon be powering your home and electronics with a sticker. Engineers at Stanford have successfully fabricated thin, flexible solar cells that are able to be peeled and attached to almost any surface. The new technology is described in the December 20th issue of Scientific Reports and details how the team of scientists led by Xiaolin Zheng and Chi Hwan Lee achieved such a remarkable breakthrough. In addition to being dynamic, the peel-and-stick process also reduces cost and weight, making the cells an attractive alternative to their uncompromising relatives.

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  1. Vikki Michalios January 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Where and when can they be purchased?

  2. Diane Koster December 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I think it’s time for a light weight solar “panel” – what do we call it,sheet?

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