MIT unveils paper-thin solar cell prototype

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(photo source: Martin LaMonica/CNET)
why hasn’t solar energy been a wide spread use is probably due to it’s high cost and the bulk it requires to produce the required energy. imagine trying to implement solar cells in your home – i bet the panels are going to cover the whole of the roofing structure. not only it will be aesthetically pleasing, but also adding significant weight on the roof. it works well with a single appliance such as water heater but i can’t imagine the number of solar panels required to supply 80% of a household consumption.

recently, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) presented an early results of research on paper-thin solar cells. this provides promising outlook for applications in a wide spectrum of area. just imagine covering your house with paper-thin solar cells and be able to harness the electricity generated by it to run your daily household appliances. definitely a good news to planet earth, where we are fast facing depleting energy resources and increasing pollutions.

read more HERE.

via CNET.

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