Mass-produced, printable solar cells enter market and could change everything

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Australian solar power experts making up the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium have developed and begun to market solar cells that are created with a 3D printer.

The group,  consisting of scientists from the CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and Monash University have been working on the technology for over seven years and have figured out a way to cheaply print the panels onto plastic, including smart-phones and laptops, enabling self charging electronics.  They are also able to print directly on to walls and windows using an opaque solar film and claim that they can line a skyscraper with panels, making it totally electrically self sufficient.

Photo: CSIRO materials scientist Dr Scott Watkins holds a sheet of flexible solar cells. (Supplied: CSIRO)

Source: minds.com

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