13 Jul '11, 3am

MIT Team Creates Solar Cell Array on Sheet of Paper

MIT Team Creates Solar Cell Array on Sheet of Paper

Solar cell manufacturing may be taking major strides forward by using carefully folded paper or plastic to develop functional arrays that can distribute electrons. This news comes thanks to the work of an MIT team that demonstrates this printed document features a colored array of cell rectangles that power an LCD clock when wires are clipped to one end and a light is shined on the paper. As MIT News puts it, “Almost as cheaply and easily as printing a photo on your inkjet, an inexpensive, simple solar cell has been created on that flimsy sheet, formed from special “inks” deposited on the paper. You can even fold it up to slip into a pocket, then unfold it and watch it generating electricity again in the sunlight.” This is remarkable news for solar and renewable energy enthusiasts who find they continually have to accept the high costs that go hand-in-hand with solar techn...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/12/mit-team-creates-sola...

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