Pop-Up City on Printable Solar Cells for the Masses

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We usually think of solar power in terms of large, clunky, expensive panels that require expert installation. But what if solar cells were tiny and could be manufactured with a special printer? Could that make solar power accessible to the masses?

The Pop-Up City reports that researchers in Australia are making progress on wafer-thin, cheap photovoltaic cells that can be “printed” using techniques similar to imprinting an image on a t-shirt.

The uses, according to the publication, are endless, and including everything from powering advertising signage to serving as backup illumination for computer keyboards to transforming skyscrapers into power producers.

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