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08. 17. 2011

Spray paint solar cells


It seems that there are solar powered versions of everything these days, from gadgets, cars, homes, even bikinis!

However, it can be hard to "make" something solar powered, it takes time and money and there's also no guarantee that the way the solar cells are created in the first place is as eco-friendly as possible.

This is why a team of researchers at the University of Alberta have come up with the innovative idea of creating solar cells by simply spraying them onto an object in order to make it solar powered. Apparently the cells are super thin and can be sprayed, rolled onto or even sewn into any kind of material.

The researchers are still testing the new method, but if it proves to be successful it could well revolutionize the way we use solar energy in the future.

Via Ubergizmo.

Posted by Becca    Category: devices | eco
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