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New molecular framework could lead to flexible solar cells

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posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 11:44 PM
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New molecular framework could lead to flexible solar cells


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Making better solar cells: Cornell University researchers have discovered a simple process - employing molecules typically used in blue jean and ink dyes - for building an organic framework that could lead to economical, flexible and versatile solar cells. The discovery is reported in the journal Nature Chemistry.

Think of solar cells, and you probably imagine the thick, heavy silicon panels on rooftops in sunny climates.

Those panels are effective, but they can also be expensive and unwieldy. In the search for a better alternative, a team led by William Dichtel, assistant professor of c
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posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 11:44 PM
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This is so cool! Finally they have created a solar cell that can conform to any shape...The uses for this are endless...such as covering an entire car with a solar cell, and powering thru sunlight...

Or putting these cells on the exterior walls of a house as opposed to just the roof...

Thats all the uses I can think of right now but im sure there's more!!

--GeminiSky

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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:34 AM
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This is a good step forward in solar development,lets hope they can keep the cost down and maybe expand the new technology so it can be used as a paint on material so you can just paint your roof ,wall,car aeroplane,boat sails whatever.If only they got the funding that the oil and coal industry get then we could really move forward and breakout of our oily existence.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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Yes! Painting it on would be AWESOME...All you would need is some sort of electrical wiring connecting to the painted on solar cell? Now that would be pretty cool...whatever happened to the guy who made the 3D solar cell?

The one that produced 1000x more energy than a regular one?

I remember seeing it on ATS a while ago...



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