MIT Researchers Advance Cheaply Printed Solar Cells On Paper, Fabric and Plastic

MIT Researchers Advance Cheaply Printed Solar Cells On Paper, Fabric and Plastic

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Photo by MIT's Patrick GilloolyIn what could be the first step in revolutionizing how we generate solar power, researchers have cracked the code on cheaply printing solar cells onto paper. Scientists at MIT developed a process similar to laser printing which sprays a layer of solar cells onto plastic, cloth, or paper — without the need for high temperatures or potentially damaging liquids.

The solar cells produced are durable, too; they can function even when repeatedly folded.

(READ the story in Fast Company)

Photo by MIT’s Patrick Gillooly

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