12 Jul '11, 2pm

Solar Cells Can Now Be Printed on Anything, Even Paper and Fabric #solar #cleantech via @jaymiheimbuch

Solar Cells Can Now Be Printed on Anything, Even Paper and Fabric #solar #cleantech via @jaymiheimbuch

MIT reports that a team of researchers has published a new paper in the journal Advanced Materials detailing how solar cells can be printed as easily and as cheaply as "printing a photo on your inkjet" thanks to new special inks. "The sheet of paper looks like any other document that might have just come spitting out of an office printer, with an array of colored rectangles printed over much of its surface. But then a researcher picks it up, clips a couple of wires to one end, and shines a light on the paper. Instantly an LCD clock display at the other end of the wires starts to display the time," reports MIT news. And indeed it does look basically that simple! The paper solar cells can even be folded, and still be useful: The new process utilizes a brand new technique of printing -- it uses vapors instead of liquids, prints at cooler temperatures, and the printing is done...

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