25 Mar '16, 6pm

MIT creates solar cells that are light as a soap bubble

MIT creates solar cells that are light as a soap bubble

While it’s possible to drape the new solar cell over a bubble without popping it, that might not be very practical for most applications — the light weight of the material also makes it easy to simply blow away. However, thicker parylene films can also be made using the same technique, and these might be possible to manufacture and directly apply to variety of household items and surfaces without adding extra weight or bulk. For now, the MIT team is doing further research before attempting to use the cells in any commercial applications.

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