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The factory is small enough to fit on a desktop and efficient enough to produce 300k to one million panels per year, up to one every 15 seconds. By cutting out much of the labor intensive process, which represents 50% of the total cost, this machine can dramatically reduce the price of solar. Their pocket solar panel producer can change the way the world views electricity.
originally posted by: grubblesnert
PS I studied solar engineering during the Carter administration. Then the Republicans took over and the whole solar thing fizzled (circa 1977-78)
originally posted by: Dough88
I saw a show on discovery or some such a couple of years ago where some guy was trying to invent a new ink. I can't remember what he was trying to achieve, but it kept giving him problems with his goal. For some reason, he attached a voltmeter and discovered that the ink when printed on a plastic sheet was producing electricity. Did anyone here see it and remember what the show was? I have forgotten and would love to know what came of that work.