An Australian solar-printing initiative has gone from printing fingernail-sized cells to ones nearly a foot wide wide, giving rise to a range of possible uses.
Oregon State University says microwave heating could be the key to using cheaper, less toxic materials in thin-film solar cells.
Suspended nanocrystal solar cells point the way toward liquids or inks that could be sprayed, painted or printed on materials to generate electricity.
On the Move Systems, an automotive aftermarket electronics player, moves into to renewable energy, pursuing a solar-printing project with Texas Southern.
Australia backs an initiative bringing to market new advances in “printing” tiny, semiconducting nanocrystals onto a variety of surfaces to produce solar cells.
A process developed at MIT makes it possible to print photovoltaic cells on ordinary paper. A possible use: wall and window coverings.
Oregon State University engineers are using inkjet technology to produce efficient, cheap solar cells with chalcopyrite material.