Nano-ink Could Reduce Cost, Expand Application of Solar Energy
By Levi Beckerson on August 25, 2009
Though solar power and more specifically, photovoltaic construction have improved vastly in just a few years, two of the factors that have always made solar power a non-viable alternative energy source for consumers and providers alike are its cost and its lack of physical installation flexibility. Fortunately these are the very two things that have seen rapid progress.
Konarka Technologies Inc showed its offering as an organic ink able to be printed on several surfaces which before were unusable due to their lack of compatibility with inorganic semiconductors.
This month, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have published work with another type of printable photovoltaic ink.
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