Heh! Go Print me another Solar Panel

Aah. Sweet science fiction. You need some more wattage,print_electr_organic_big.jpg
maybe you bought a new laptop, or a new fan, or just want to further brutalize the last dregs of the Utility-Class power providers by running your meter back another KW/hr a week. Y’know… just for fun. well science fiction has that entertaining, if not always consistent, habit of coming true. You will be able to PRINT your very own Solar Panels on the equivalent of an everyday printer!! Someday anyway. Slap it on your roof and TADA, free power for your Whitestar from Tesla Motors

Science Daily — Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have developed an inexpensive solar cell that can be painted or printed on flexible plastic sheets. “The process is simple,” said lead researcher and author Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and acting chair of NJIT’s Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. “Someday homeowners will even be able to print sheets of these solar cells with inexpensive home-based inkjet printers. Consumers can then slap the finished product on a wall, roof or billboard to create their own power stations.”

See also: NanoSolar, SolarCity, the Sietch Community


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